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This series of workshops will provide students graduating in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 with helpful information to apply to graduate schools. Workshops may also include support for other areas of development or for future career planning. You may register for any of the events HERE.

 

Date

Event Title

Time

Location

Nov. 6
Intercohort Mixer  (Click the title link to RSVP)
6pm-8pm
Elizabeth's Garden

 

Join UROC at our graduate school networking event for a chance to meet with current UC Merced graduate students to discuss the graduate application process. Graduate students will share their experience with the interview process, the challenges they have overcome, and offer advice and best practices 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. 

 

 

 

Nov. 8

UCSF Presentation: Tracking the dynamics of epigenetic domains in time and space

10:30am-12pm

COB1 116

 

Professor Bassem Al-Sady will visit campus to give a presentation on his research, and then discuss opportunities for summer research and graduate admissions at UCSF. 

General information regarding UCSF graduate programs and admission processes will be provided.

 

 

 

Nov. 14 University of Wisconsin-Madison 3:30pm-6pm SE1 200/300
 

Research Presentation, 3:30pm-4:30pm, SE1 200

Networking and Recruitment Mixer, 4:30pm-6:00pm, SE1 300

Megan McClean, Assistant Professor, will present her research as part of the MCB Seminar Series and would also like to meet with undergraduate and graduate students to discuss graduate school and research opportunities. 

 

   
Nov. 15 University of Wisconsin, Madison - Meetings with Grad Coordinator  2pm-5pm SE1 270K
 

Ken Niemeyer, the graduate programs coordinator in the School of Pharmacy, is also hosting open office hours for students in majors across science and engineering to discuss graduate school in the biosciences at Wisconsin. He represents more than 25 bioscience training programs.

Sign up for a time here.

   
Nov. 18 UC Irvine Graduate School Recruitment Visit  12pm-2pm KL 362
  Daniel Fabrega, Manager for Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention at UC Irvine, will discuss graduate programs across all disciplines and provide insight into the application process. He will also discuss opportunities for summer research and diversity fellowships for graduate school.    

Nov. 22

Graduate School Application Drive

1pm-4pm

SSB 130

 

Sit down with UROC and UC Merced Graduate Admission staff to submit your application. You will receive one on one support for you to complete your applications and click that submit button.

 

 

 

 

 

Past Events

Oct. 5
PS I <3 You
11am-2pm
COB2 392
 

The "Personal Statement, I Love You" workshop is an opportunity for you to receive feedback on your statements & learn how to strengthen them for graduate school applications. University Writing Center staff will provide resources and direct feedback for edits and how to successfully market yourself on paper when applying to REUs, internships, graduate school, or industry jobs. Lunch provided.

Recommended for students to bring a draft of one personal statement and have prompts from institutions/programs for which they are applying.

   

Oct. 11

Introduction to Graduate School

11am-1pm

COB2 390

 

Graduate students and UROC staff will talk about graduate school, the application process, how to be competitive, and answer questions about the series of events. Snacks will be provided. 

 

 

Oct. 14
Funding Graduate School
3pm-5pm
COB2 392

 

Learn how to apply for test fee reductions, graduate school application waivers, and how to fund your academic career. 

 

 

 

Oct. 15 
Graduate Admissions
1pm-2pm
COB2 392

 

Understand the admissions process, timeline, and requirements and participate in a Q&A session with UC Merced Graduate Division Recruitment Manager

 

 

 

Oct. 18

Stanford Graduate Recruitment Visit 

11am-12pm

COB1 113

 

Stanford graduate recruitment staff will present a workshop on "Making your graduate application stand out" and provide helpful advice for applicants to distinguish their application when applying to highly selective graduate programs.

Presenter: Joseph L. Brown, PhD, Graduate Diversity Recruitment Officer for School of Humanities and Sciences 

Lunch from 12:15pm-1:15pm will take place in SSB 238 (Please register in advance)

 

 

Oct. 21

GRE Strategies

3pm-5pm

COB2 390

 

The workshop will provide strategies for effectively preparing for and conquering the General Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Graduate students will share their experiences and discuss helpful tips. If you have not already, please take a practice test prior to this workshop. You can take a free practice test here.

 

 

 

Oct. 25 UCSD Graduate Recruitment Visit 11:45am-1:30pm SAAC 211
 

Edgar Beas, Graduate Student Services Advisor at UC San Diego, will discuss graduate programs across all disciplines and provide insight into the application process. 

From his UCSD Profile: "He is passionate about helping graduate students realize their full potential and inspiring underrepresented communities to think about a graduate degree as an attainable and valuable tool that will advance their careers to new heights."

Lunch and then presentation/discussion. Lunch provided. 

   
Oct. 26
PS I <3 You
11am-2pm
SSB 250

 

ICYMI: The "Personal Statement, I Love You" workshop is an opportunity for you to receive feedback on your statements & learn how to strengthen them for graduate school applications. University Writing Center staff will provide resources and direct feedback for edits and how to successfully market yourself on paper when applying to REUs, internships, graduate school, or industry jobs. Lunch provided.

Recommended for students to bring a draft of one personal statement and have prompts from institutions/programs for which they are applying.

 

 

Oct. 28
CV Workshop
3pm-5pm
COB2 392

 

Learn how to create an effective and impactful CV by appropriately articulating your skills and knowledge on paper. Staff will review drafts and provide feedback. Please bring 2 printed versions or email uroc@ucmerced.edu by Oct. 27 for us to print in advance.