Lori Henderson, Director
Lisa LaMasse, Graduate Assistant
The goal of the Institute is to integrate information about graduate education within the EIU undergraduate experience so that students are better informed about the opportunities and benefits of graduate education and better prepared to pursue an advanced degree.
GN4U- The Graduate Network for Undergraduate Students
A network of graduate students is available to undergraduates at EIU to connect students to those who are already pursuing advanced degrees. This peer-to-peer network works to answer real-life questions about how to get involved in research, funding and assistantships, time management, graduate admission applications, and all those issues graduate students have experienced and are currently experiencing in their pursuit of a graduate degree. Networking events are held to enable undergraduate students to meet with graduate students, and graduate student biographies and contact information is made available. The 2012-2013 network of graduate students is available at the link in the top right hand menu.