Graduate School Workshop Series Begins Next Week

BlogImage GradSchoolWkshpOverviewA high percentage of Baylor undergraduates indicate that they have plans to attend graduate school.  If you fit into this category, how much do you know about the process of applying to graduate school?  Career and Professional Development is excited to present a new, four-part workshop series on this topic.  Students can choose to attend as many or as few of the workshops as they would prefer.  Students of any classification who are interested in graduate study in humanities, social sciences, public health, education, theology, social work, life sciences, or physical sciences are encouraged to attend.  Below is a schedule of the workshops:

1.  Is Graduate School Right for Me and How Do I Choose a Program?

Tuesday, March 4th, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Morrison 120

Speakers:  Emily Corntassel, Baylor Graduate School; Kat Evans, Career and Professional Development; Stephanie Peek, Doctoral Candidate in Religion; Emily Riley, Master’s Candidate in Higher Education & Student Affairs

  • Admissions criteria
  • How to select a program
  • Navigating online resources

2.  How Do I Pay for Graduate School?

Tuesday, March 18th, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Morrison 100

Speaker:  Amine Qourzal, Student Financial Aid Office

  • Assessing financial costs
  • Loans
  • Making smart financial decisions

3.  How Do I Apply to Graduate School and What Makes a Strong Application?

Tuesday, March 25th, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Morrison 120

Panel members: Dr. George Cobb, Chair of the Department of Environmental Science; Dr. Eva Doyle, Director of the MPH in Community Health Education; Dr. Julie Holcomb, Director of the MA in Museum Studies; Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez, Director of the MA in American Studies, MIJ in International Journalism, and MA in Journalism, Public Relations, and New Media; and Dr. Melanie Nogalski, Program and Admissions Manager for the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core

  • Requesting letters of recommendation
  • Writing personal statements
  • Identifying prospective faculty research mentors

4.  How Do I Prepare for the GRE?

Tuesday, April 1st, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Morrison 120

Speakers: Karl Utz, Kaplan Elite Instructor; Christopher Bissex, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science; Megan Haggard, Doctoral Candidate in Psychology

  • Sections of the GRE
  • How to access sample questions and practice tests
  • GRE Prep Courses- pros and cons
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