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The Path to Grad School

This series of workshops will provide students with helpful information to apply to graduate school for Masters and/or PhD Programs.

Workshops will include support for other areas of development and future career planning.

This is open to any Bobcats looking for support with the process. 


Fall 2022 Workshops 

Oct. 18

Graduate School 101

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Granite Pass 150


Unsure of where to start? Come learn more about graduate school, the application process, how to be competitive, and have any of your questioned answered. We will also discuss the series of workshops/events.



Oct. 20

Graduate School Application Statements

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Glacier Point 155


Staff will provide resources and direct feedback for edits to successfully market yourself on paper when applying to REUs, internships, graduate school, or industry jobs.

The presenter will cover the differences between the types of statements, what to include/not include, and some tips and strategies for writing and revising.




UCSF Outreach and Recruitment Virtual Visit




Professor David Booth will share some of his research and discuss the basic and biomedical sciences graduate programs,  and summer research opportunities at UCSF. Learn more about Professor Booth and the Booth Lab

Gabriel Viramontes, UC Merced Alum and current UCSF Tetrad PhD Program graduate student, will also share his experience and network with undergraduate students thinking about graduate school.

Zoom Info

Meeting ID: 861 2382 6528  |  Passcode: bobcat



Nov. 1

Graduate School for Leadership Higher Education

4:00pm - 5:30pm



Interested in working in education? Unsure of the path or options for advanced degrees? Come learn from others who finished their advanced degrees and current graduate students.

Panelists include:



Nov. 3

Curriculum Vitae (CV) Workshop

5:00pm - 6:00pm



What is a CV? What if I only have a resume? What is the difference?
This workshop will help students adapt their resume into the curriculum vitae (CV) required by most graduate school programs and fellowship applications.

Bring a copy of your resume if you do not have a CV. CV drafts can also be reviewed and edited.



Nov. 9

Funding Graduate School and Fellowship Workshop


Glacier Point 120


Learn more about how to pay for graduate school, finding additional funding, common misconceptions, and how to be competitive for fellowships. 




Nov. 15

Mixer with Current Graduate Students

5:30pm - 7:00pm



Registration required and limited to 25 students

Attend this graduate school networking mixer for a chance to meet with current UC Merced graduate students to discuss the graduate school application process and learn from their experience.

Graduate students will share their experience with the application/interview process, the challenges they have overcome, and offer advice for applying to graduate school.

This is a great opportunity for you to engage with peers and to address any concerns you may have for the next big step in your future.






The UROC staff are available to answer general questions at or by messaging the staff on Microsoft Teams.