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Grad School 101

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Skylight Room, The Commons
4:45pm Check-In & Buffet Dinner
5:00-7:30pm Program

Free Food!

If you are thinking about pursuing graduate education or professional school, now it is time to start narrowing down the possibilities. Grad School 101 is FREE seminar for UMBC students that will guide you through the challenges and put a plan in motion.

Presentation sessions will cover:

  • Navigating the Application Process
    K. Jill Barr, J.D., M.Ed., Associate Vice Provost, Graduate Education and Senior Assistant Dean, Graduate Enrollment, UMBC
    Are you overwhelmed by the graduate school application process and not certain of where to start? If so, this session will help you understand the basics of applying to graduate programs, from testing to obtaining letters of recommendation.
  • Personal Statements That Get Attention
    Jacqueline King, Ph.D. Associate Director, MARC Program
    Ivanna Abreu, Program Coordinator, Meyerhoff Scholars Program

    Drafting a personal statement can be a tricky part of the application process. During this session, you will learn about what schools look for in a statement, and understand the structure of what a personal statement should include. In addition, you will learn the basics of asking for a letter of recommendation.
  • How to Ace an Entrance Exam

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UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. If you would like to request accommodations due to a disability (e.g., ASL interpreters, captioning, wheelchair access, etc.) for this or any other event hosted by the UMBC Career Center, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make arrangements for program access.

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