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Professional Development

UROC sponsors professional development and graduate school preparation workshops throughout the academic year for all students to attend. Our office staff will also assist students with preparing for graduate school and provide resources to further student achievement and success.

Workshops for Emerging Research Professionals

Workshops are designed to provide information and experiences vital to understanding the research process, advancing educational pursuits, acquiring a sense of academic professionalism, and managing the graduate school application process. 

Examples of past workshop themes include:

  • Identifying the right graduate program
  • Writing an effective personal statement
  • Understanding the interview process
  • Requesting Letters of Recommendation
  • Applying for Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships
  • Mentoring and Mentorship in Graduate School
  • Understanding Conflict Resolution
  • Writing a scientific paper
  • Mastering the Scientific Method
  • Managing Finances and Time
  • Developing a Career Plan