Workshops and Events

Workshops and Events- Students participating in workshops

Fall 2020 Series of Virtual Events


CSUDH Department of Biology: Student Research Panel

Friday, November 20 | 3:00-4:00 PM

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CSUDH Biology Student Research Panel Flyer

Interested in research? Come hear from your fellow Biology Toros on how you can get involved!

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Participant's Survey - coming soon!

Video Recording- coming soon!


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Workshop

Monday, November 16 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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REU Workshop Flyer

Learn about the REU application process and how you can gain a paid research experience, develop skills to transition into a graduate program and build relationships with mentors and fellow interns! Facilitated by Dr. Horace Crogman, CSUDH Assistant Professor.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Dr. Hernan Garcia, UC Berkeley- The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: A Career In Science

November 10 | 12:00-1:00 PM

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Hernan Garcia Flyer

Join us for a virtual informal talk to discuss research careers with Dr. Hernan Garcia, Assistant Professor, University of California at Berkeley!

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Dr. Teresa Ramirez, CSUDH RISE Alumna: My Research Journey from CSUDH to Brown University

Friday, November 6 | 1:00-2:00 PM

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Teresa Ramirez Flyer

Dr. Ramirez will be sharing her experience as an CSUDH undergraduate researcher and how she successfully survived graduate school at an Ivy League Research Institution. In addition, she will discuss the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in academia and research.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Joselyn Yamamoto, CSUDH RISE Alumna: My Research Journey from CSUDH to Johns Hopkins University

Wednesday, October 28 | 2:00-3:00 PM

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Joselyn Yamamoto Flyer

Please join us as Ms. Yamamoto, PhD Candidate/CSUDH RISE Alumna, shares her experience as an undergraduate student researcher at CSUDH and her current graduate life at Johns Hopkins University! Ms. Yamamoto is a CSUDH alumna and former participant in the RISE Program under the mentorship of Dr. Fang Wang in the Department of Biology.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Dr. Nancy Street, UT Southwestern: Information Session

Tuesday, October 13 | 2:00-3:00 PM

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UTSW-Nancy Street Presentation Flyer

Learn about PhD and MD/PhD Education and Summer Research Opportunities at the University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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Grad School 101 Workshop

Wednesday, September 29 | 2:00-3:00 PM

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Grad School 101 Flyer

This workshop will provide strategies for submitting an impressive graduate school application and an overview of the graduate school application timeline, researching potential faculty mentors, preparing personal statements, tips for obtaining strong letters of recommendation, and preparing for entrance exams. Hosted by the Career Center, McNair Program and the Office of Undergraduate Research. Facilitated by Dr. Michelle Martinez, CSUDH McNair Scholars, Program Director.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Graduate Admissions Workshop: Part 2

Wednesday, September 23 | 12:00-1:00 PM

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Graduate Admissions Workshop- Part 2 Flyer

How prepared are you for graduate school? This workshop is designed for seniors who are pursuing graduate studies. Join in to learn about the graduate school admissions process and tips on how to develop a strong application. Topics to be covered: Master’s vs. PhD Programs, researching grad schools and programs, application timeline, writing personal statements, asking for letters of recommendation, and seeking funding opportunities. Facilitated by Dr. Michelle Martinez, CSUDH McNair Scholars, Program Director.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Applying for the NSF GRFP Workshop

Wednesday, September 16 | 12:00-1:00 PM

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NSF-GRFP Workshop Flyer

The NSF GRFP is a fellowship program that directly supports students in various STEM fields including social science and STEM education. Each Fellowship provides 3-years of support during a 5-year fellowship period. For each of the 3 years of support, NSF provides a $34,000 stipend and $12,000 cost of education allowance to the graduate degree-granting institution of higher education for each Fellow who uses the support in a fellowship year. This workshop is especially for seniors who are applying to graduate school next year. The workshop will provide an overview of the application process, tips for strengthening your application, and developing a timeline for productive writing and submission. Facilitated by Dr. Terry McGlynn, CSUDH OUR Director.

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Participant's Survey

Video Recording


Graduate Admissions Workshop: Part 1

Friday, September 11 | 12:00-1:00 PM

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Graduate Admissions Workshop- Part 1 Flyer

It's never too early to start preparing for graduate school? If you are a Sophomore, Junior or New Transfer Student, join in to learn about the graduate school admissions process and have your questions answered! Topics to be covered: Applying to REUs/SROPs, Master’s vs. PhD Programs, researching grad schools and programs, application timeline, writing personal statements, studying for the GRE, getting GRE/application waivers, asking for letters of recommendation, and seeking funding opportunities. Facilitated by Dr. Michelle Martinez, CSUDH McNair Scholars, Program Director.

Register Here

Participant's Survey

Video Recording


California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

You’re invited to participate in the 2020 Virtual California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, which will be held the week of October 12-16, 2020!

During this 5-day experience, you will have the opportunity to hear dynamic speakers, exclusive time with graduate recruiters, graduate school preparation and professional development workshops will be hosted throughout the day covering topics related to graduate admissions and best practices for succeeding in graduate school.

The Registration DEADLINE has been extended to Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Below is the Registration information:

https://www.caldiversityforum.org/index.php/student-registration-virtual. The registration code is: hornets2020.  

Examples of topics you should expect to be covered: 

  • How to Select the Right Graduate School
  • How to Prepare for and Apply to Graduate School
  • How to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose
  • How to Prepare for the GRE
  • Sources of Funding for Graduate School
  • The Role of Undergraduate Research in Graduate Admissions
  • The Relation of the Master's Degree to the Ph.D.
  • Keys to Success and Survival in Graduate School
  • Graduate Education for Re-Entry Students

 Sample Questions for Graduate School Recruiters:

  • When is the deadline to apply?
  • When do graduate exam scores need to be sent?
  • How many letters of recommendation are required?
  • What is the minimum GPA required for admittance to the university AND to the specific program you are interested in?
  • What graduate exams are required and would they know the minimum score for admission? (Remember a graduate program at a university may have different criteria than for the general university requirements).
  • Do they offer financial assistance?  In what form?  (This could be financial support as a graduate assistant, teaching assistant or research assistant).
  • If the university is out of state, what kind of housing do they offer?  If you’re married, do they have residences for married couples (or significant other)?
  • If you have a very high GPA and you qualify as a potential candidate, do they pay your travel or stay to be interviewed at the university by the faculty there?
  • How long is the program – how much time would it take to complete?
  • Do they offer placement assistance upon completing degree?