Workshops and Events

Workshops and Events

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Fall 2021 Series of Virtual Events


Applying for the NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) 

Tuesday, August 31   |   11:00 AM-12:00 PM 

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Applying for the NSF-GRFP WORKSHOP Flyer 8-31-21

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. The deadline for GRFP applications starts October 18th,so NOW is the time to get started!  Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Lacy, Department of Anthropology.

For more information: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/

Important deadlines: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/applicants/important-dates/ 

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording   |   Slides    |   NSF GRFP Example Applications (personal statements, research proposals and ratings) 


Pathway to the PhD- Part I: Get Paid to Get a PhD!

Friday, September 3   |   10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Pathway to PhD Part 1 9-3-21

This workshop will cover  how PhD programs in the STEM and biomedical sciences fields work, funding and a preparation timeline, including when to take the GRE, writing your personal statement, research statement & CV;  discussion on career pathways that open up to PhD recipients, including current average salaries in academia, industry, and government, reaching out to faculty who you’re interested in doing your PhD with; volunteering/working in a research lab as early as possible.  The content for this workshop applies to students in the STEM and Biomedical Science fields, but anyone from any field is welcome to join.

Facilitated by Dr. Erin McCauley, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry 

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Library Resources for Student Researchers (Science & Health)

Wednesday, September 8   |   4:00 PM-4:45 PM

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Library Resources for Student Researchers (Science and Health)

Are you looking for research in the science and health disciplines? This workshop will feature librarians discussing common research strategies for these fields including specialized databases and resources. We’ll also cover brainstorming and other keyword strategies.  

Facilitated by Tessa Withorn & Maggie Clarke, University Library

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Library Resources for Student Researchers (Social Sciences & Humanities)

Wednesday, September 15   |   12:45 PM-1:30 PM

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Library Resources for Student Researchers (Social Sciences & Humanities)- 9-15-21

Are you looking for research in the social science and humanities disciplines? This workshop will feature librarians discussing common research strategies for these fields including specialized databases and resources. We’ll also cover brainstorming and other keyword strategies.

Facilitated by Hannah Lee & Maggie Clarke, University Library

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Diversity Recruitment Events

Friday & Saturday, September 17-18   |   1:00 PM-5:00 PM

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CSHL Virtual Diversity Recruitment Event 2021

The School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is hosting a virtual Diversity Recruitment Event scheduled for September 17 and 18, at 1pm to 5 pm. Undergraduate and graduate students from minority groups underrepresented in STEM are invited to learn about their educational programs, hear from faculty about cutting-edge research, and meet current graduate students and post-docs. 

Join in to learn about their PhD graduate program, summer undergraduate research program, and postdoctoral program! Research programs include: Cancer, Neuroscience, Genomics, Plant Biology, and Quantitative Biology. Register by September 15th.

Register Here   |   Join Event Here 


Securing Letters of Recommendation for Graduate School

Thursday, September 23   |   10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Securing Letters of Recommendation for Graduate School Flyer 9-23-21

Increase your odds of getting into your dream graduate program! Securing impressive letters of recommendation may have the power to sway the admissions committee in your favor, so don’t underestimate it! This workshop will cover: Who should write your letters, who would write the BEST letter, when to ask and how to ask for a letter, what the letter should include, what pieces of information to provide your recommender, and when to send reminders about your letters.

Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Lacy, Department of Anthropology 

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording   |  Slides


UT Southwestern: Information Session with Dr. Nancy Street

Tuesday, September 28   |   10:00 AM-11:00 AM  

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UTSW-Nancy Street Presentation Flyer 9-28-21

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

Facilitated by Dr. Nancy Street, UT Southwestern

Register Here  |   Video Recording 


Pathway to a PhD- Part II: You Applied to Graduate School, Now What?

Friday, October 1   |   10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Pathway to PhD Part 2 10-1-21

Submitting your graduate school applications is such a relief – but what comes next can be just as critical. Join us to find out the next steps to take once hitting that submit button! This workshop will cover how to prep for grad school interviews, a detailed overview of how PhD programs work, including rotations, picking a PI, teaching assistantships vs. research assistantships, and what the comprehensive/qualification exams are all about. The content for this workshop applies to students in the STEM and Biomedical Science fields, but anyone from any field is welcome to join.

Facilitated by Dr. Erin McCauley, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry  

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

Monday, October 4   | 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

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Getting Started in Undergraduate Research 10-4-21

Get ready, Get set, Go! Learn how to find an undergraduate research experience that is right for you. This workshop will cover how to find a faculty research mentor to work with and the first steps on getting started in research. Learn the importance of becoming an undergraduate researcher, how to find a research mentor, how to develop an email to contact potential research mentors and finding funded student research programs and opportunities on campus.

Facilitated by Monique Turner, MA, Department of Psychology 

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Managing and Citing Sources with Zotero

Tuesday, October 12   | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Managing & Citing Sources with Zotero 10-12-21

Are you having trouble keeping track of your sources? This workshop will introduce you to a free software tool, Zotero, which can help you collect, organize, and cite your sources. Zotero allows you to easily generate in-text citations and bibliographies in MLA, APA, ASA, Chicago, and many more in Google Docs, Microsoft Word, and Open Office. In preparation for this workshop, please download Zotero to your computer and add the Zotero Connector extension to either Chrome or Firefox. Instructions available at  https://www.zotero.org/download 

Facilitated by Eric Haas, University Library 

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Applying for NSF-Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 

Thursday, October 14   |   11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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REU Workshop Flyer 10-14-21

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, Department of Physics

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: A Career in Science

Friday, October 22   | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out- Flyer 10-22-21

Join us for a virtual informal talk to discuss research career paths through science, graduate school and what you can do with a PhD. Find out what research is taking place at Berkeley and in Dr. Garcia’s research group. Ask questions about how to best navigate your own scientific career!

Facilitated by Dr. Hernan Garcia, UC Berkeley

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Publishing Your Research

Monday, November 1   |   12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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Publishing Your Research 11-1-21

Are you curious about publishing your research and scholarship? This workshop will provide you with an introduction to publication processes for a number of different types of publications. From creating and participating in undergraduate peer-reviewed research journals to publishing your work in non-academic contexts as a citizen scholar, this workshop will provide you with a general understanding of publishing academic work as well as strategies to get you started. 

Facilitated by Dana Ospina, University Library

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Pathway to a PhD in the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Friday, November 5   |   10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Pathway to a PhD for Social & Behavioral Sciences 11-5-21

This workshop will cover topics on choosing the best program for you, navigating the admissions process, crafting a compelling application, interviewing with faculty, and applying for fellowships and funding opportunities.

Facilitated by Dr. Philip Vieira, Department of Psychology

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording 


How to Build a Successful Relationship With Your Research Mentor

Thursday, November 18   |   5:30 PM-6:30 PM

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How to Build a Successful Relationship with Your Research Mentor 11-18-21

Learn the importance of honest and open communication with your research mentor such as discussing your goals and expectations, informing your mentor of your learning and communication preferences, setting realistic timelines, active listening, giving feedback and accepting constructive feedback, being consistent and reliable, and respecting your mentor’s time demand. Learn how a mentor/mentee relationship is a two-way street!

Facilitated by Monique Turner, MA, Department of Psychology 

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Summer 2021 Workshops & Events

Summer 2021 Series of Virtual Events


How to Write a Literature Review

Tuesday, June 15 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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How to Write a Literature Review Workshop

Research literature reviews are essential towards demonstrating the substantive impact of your own work by illustrating how your research adds to the already existing narrative within your research topic. In this informative workshop, students will learn the various aspects and significance of a research literature review, and the process of properly writing a literature review. Facilitated by Ms. Monique Turner, MA, Department of Psychology. 

Register Here  |  Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording   |   Slides   |   Handout


Pathway to a PhD - PART I: Get Paid to Get a PhD!

Thursday, July 8 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Pathway to PhD Part 1

This workshop will cover how PhD programs work, funding and a preparation timeline, including when to take the GRE, writing your personal statement, research statement & CV; discussion on career pathways that open up to PhD recipients, including current average salaries in academia, industry, and government, reaching out to faculty who you’re interested in doing your PhD with; volunteering/working in a research lab as early as possible; and undergraduate research training programs on campus that are here to support students. Facilitated by Dr. Erin McCauley, Department of Chemistry. 

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Math and English (GRE Prep) Workshop

Thursdays & Fridays: July 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30  |  9:00 AM-12:30 PM (each day)

Math & English (GRE Prep) Workshop- Summer '21

This Math and English Workshop is designed to increase students’ English, analytical and mathematics proficiency and to polish knowledge already attained in required English and math classes. Improvement will be reflected in coursework, as well as GRE scores, making students more competitive and prepared for graduate school. Many graduate programs are waiving the GRE requirement. However, this is not the case for all programs. We strongly advise you to not pick a graduate program just because they are not requiring the GRE. Choose programs because you find them fascinating and a great fit for your educational plan and apply. If that means you have to take the GRE, then do it! Don't limit yourself.

Please be aware that signing up does not guarantee participation. This workshop has limited space. Student's full commitment to attend all 6-sessions is required. If you are not certain you are able to attend all sessions, please do not sign up. This is a 2.4 CEU award course, however, credit will only be given to those who satisfy all requirements.

Sign-up Here


UCLA Virtual Science PhD Science Fair

Tuesday, August 17   |   10:00 AM-12:00 PM

UCLA_Virtual_Science_Ph.D_Grad_Fair (8-17-21)

UCLA Graduate Programs in Bioscience is proud to host the fifth annual UCLA Virtual Science Ph.D. Graduate Fair at UCLA! In light of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this event will consist of a virtual graduate fair. Participants will have a chance to meet representatives of various STEM graduate Ph.D. programs and learn about individual programs, research opportunities, funding, and campus resources. The Fair is meant to provide an opportunity for prospective students to network with UCLA faculty/staff prior to applying to a graduate program.

Students from CSU, HBCU, Tribal Land, and Hispanic and Minority Serving institutions are highly encouraged to attend.

Register Here 


Pathway to a PhD - PART II: You Applied to Graduate School, Now What?

Friday, August 20 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Pathway to PhD Part 2 (8-20-21) Flyer

Submitting your graduate school applications is such a relief – but what comes next can be just as critical. Join us to find out the next steps to take once hitting that submit button! This workshop will cover how to prep for grad school interviews, a detailed overview of how PhD programs work, including rotations, picking a PI, teaching assistantships vs. research assistantships, and what the comprehensive/qualification exams are all about. Facilitated by Dr. Erin McCauley, Department of Chemistry. 

Register Here  |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording

Spring 2021 Workshops & Events

Spring 2021 Series of Virtual Events


UCLA Graduate Division: Beyond the Bachelor's Webinar, Preparing for Graduate Research Opportunities

Thursday, January 14 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

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UCLA Beyond the Bachelor's Webinar Flyer

In this interactive workshop participants will develop effective virtual communication skills to reach out to potential mentors. This workshop will help students begin to search for summer research opportunities, email faculty, and prepare to facilitate a meeting with faculty on Zoom. Questions? Email Erika Salazar at esalazar@grad.ucla.edu.

Register Here (Closed)


Tips on Creating Effective Oral & Poster Presentations Workshop

Thursday, February 4 | 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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ips on Creating Effective Oral & Poster Presentations Workshop

Join this workshop to learn tips on how to create effective poster and oral presentations. CSUDH’s annual Student Research Conference is just around the corner! Your presentation is a continuation of your hard work and should be created successfully to showcase your research findings in a compelling way. Topics will include presentation content, organizational strategies, and effective visual aids, meeting poster guidelines and preparing a 2-3 minute pitch. 

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Dr. Cesar De Leon: My Research Journey from CSUDH to USC to Yale

Friday, February 19 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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Dr. De Leon will be sharing his experience as a CSUDH undergraduate researcher and how he successfully survived graduate school at USC to becoming a Hanna H. Gray Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University.

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


SRC Mock Presentations & Feedback Sessions

Monday-Friday: February 22-26 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (each day)

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SRC Mock Presentations & Feedback Sessions Flyer

The 2021 Student Research Conference (SRC) is approaching and the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is here to prepare & help improve student presentation performance primarily in a virtual setting. Sign up for a "SRC Mock Presentation & Feedback Session". Students will present their work to a faculty-audience and receive direct feedback from faculty. This activity comes highly recommended for first-time presenters.  If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below and select a day and time.

Sign-up Here (Closed)


Math & English (GRE Prep) Workshop

Saturdays: March 13, 20, 27; April 10, 24 & May 1 | 9:00 AM-12:30 PM (each day)

Math & English (GRE Prep) Workshop- Flyer

This Math and English Workshop is designed to increase students’ English, analytical and mathematics proficiency and to polish knowledge already attained in required English and math classes. Improvement will be reflected in coursework, as well as GRE scores, making students more competitive and prepared for graduate school. Many graduate programs are waiving the GRE requirement. However, this is not the case for all programs. We strongly advise you to not pick a graduate program just because they are not requiring the GRE. Choose programs because you find them fascinating and a great fit for your educational plan and apply. If that means you have to take the GRE, then do it! Don't limit yourself.

Please be aware that signing up does not guarantee participation. This workshop has limited space and students will be selected on a first-come, first serve basis. Student's full commitment to attend all 6-sessions is required. If you are not certain you are able to attend all sessions, please do not sign up. This is a 2.4 CEU award course, however, credit will only be given to those who satisfy all requirements.

Sign-up here (Closed) 


Monique Turner, M.A.: My Research Journey from CSUDH to a PhD Candidate at Alliant International University

Tuesday, March 9 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Monique Turner: My Research Journey Flyer

Please join us as Ms. Turner shares her experience as a CSUDH RISE undergraduate researcher and her current graduate life at Alliant International University.

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Stress Management for Student Researchers

Tuesday, March 16 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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Stress Management Presentation

As student researchers, managing coursework, exams, research projects, graduate school applications, employment and other external demands and challenges that are part of life, can become overwhelming for anyone!  Join in to discover healthy ways to deal with stress successfully. All students are welcome!

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording


Writing a Statement of Purpose Workshop

Friday, April 9 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Writing a Statement of Purpose Workshop

This workshop will provide you with essential information to begin crafting and drafting an effective statement of purpose that accompanies your graduate school application. Come prepared to start writing!

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording   |   Slides


Tips on Developing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) Workshop

Tuesday, April 13 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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Tips on Developing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) Workshop

Learn how to develop your undergraduate or graduate CV for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities and graduate school applications. Learn essential information on how to market your research skills and highlight your academic and professional experiences.

Register Here (Closed)   |   Participant's Survey   |   Video Recording   |   Slides

CV Samples →  Sample #1   |   Sample #2    |  Sample #3


Graduate Admissions Bootcamp 

Friday & Saturday, April 16-17 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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Graduate Admissions Bootcamp Flyer

This workshop provides much insight into the graduate admission process. Topics to be discussed are how to prepare for graduate school (i.e. summer internships, research experience, publication, etc.), strategies on searching for the best schools and faculty members that matches your research interest, best approaches for getting the best recommendation letters, tips on writing a great personal statement, and funding graduate school.

Register Here (Closed)  |   Participant Survey   |   Video Recording (Day 1)   |   Video Recording (Day 2)   |   Handouts
   

Fall 2020 Workshops & Events

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!

Join Here

Participant's Survey 

Video Recording

Biology Research Flyer


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.

Register Here

Participant's Survey

Video Recording

Presentation Slides


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!

Register Here

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.

Register Here

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.

Register Here

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.

Register Here


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.

Join Here

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.

Register Here

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.

Register Here

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

Experience the opportunity to hear dynamic speakers, exclusive time with graduate recruiters, graduate school preparation and professional development workshops hosted throughout the day covering topics related to graduate admissions and best practices for succeeding in graduate school.

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?