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Take Me to the Doctorate Series

Fall 2020 Workshop Series 

This series of workshops will provide students graduating in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 with helpful information to apply to graduate school. You may register for any of the events HERE.

Workshops may include support for other areas of development or for future career planning.

 

 

Fall 2020 Series of Workshops listed below.

Date

Event Title

Time

Sept.18

Introduction to Graduate School

3pm-4pm

 

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.
This is mainly for non-SURI participants. Any SURI scholar may join for a refresher or for grad school discussion. 

 

Sept.25

Welcome and Networking

3pm-4pm

 

Open conversation with attendees on expectations and their desried outcomes for parrticpating in Take Me to the Doctrate. Chance to network with UROC staff.

 

 

Sept.26

PS I <3 You

11am-1pm
 

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. 2

CV Workshop

3pm-4pm
 

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 have drafts ready to review.

 
Oct. 3 Alumni Session 11am-12:30pm
  Network with UROC Alumni from several programs and hear about a variety of career paths. This is a great opportunity for you to network for graduate school, future career opportunities, or just connect to someone who can relate to your current experience with research.  
Oct. 12-16 Diversity Forum Week Long Event
  On behalf of the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, we are pleased to inform you that this Fall there will be a Virtual California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education. During the week of October 12-16, 2020, free workshops and a virtual recruiter fair will be offered. Registration for the forum will be available next week so please look out for the formal invitation that provides all of the next steps on how to share this wonderful opportunity with your students. As always, the Forum is free to invited students and we look forward to providing them with quality sessions and information as they prepare for graduate school.  
Oct. 23 UROC-H Alumni Session 3pm-4pm
  Network with UROC-H Alumni from several programs and hear about a variety of career paths. This is a great opportunity for you to network for graduate school, future career opportunities, or just connect to someone who can relate to your current experience with research.  
Oct. 30 Graduate Admissions 3pm-4pm
  Understand the admissions process, timeline, and requirements and participate in a Q&A session with UC Merced Graduate Division Recruitment Manager  
Oct. 31

UCM Grad and UROC Scholar Intercohort Mixer

11am-1pm
  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. 6 Alumni Session 3pm-4pm
  Network with UROC Alumni from several programs and hear about a variety of career paths. This is a great opportunity for you to network for graduate school, future career opportunities, or just connect to someone who can relate to your current experience with research.  
Nov. 21 UCM Graduate School Application Drive 11am-1pm
 

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.

 
Dec. 4 Closing/What's Next? 3pm-4pm
  Debrief, share where applying to graduate school, congratulations. Preparing for interviews, campus visitations, reviewing funding package, etc.