The McNair Scholars Program and Advancing Graduate Programs en La Frontera at Sul Ross State University in Alpine will host a workshop for those interested in post-graduate degrees Feb. 9-10.
“Strategies to Gain Admission to Highly Competitive Graduate Programs” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. on both days at the Espino Conference Center in the Morgan University Center.
The event will also be livestreamed here. Undergraduate, graduate and high school students are all welcome.
The event will be led by Dr. Donald Asher, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the graduate admissions process. Hundreds of thousands of students have seen his lectures and conferences. He is the author of 12 books, including Graduate Admissions and The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.
The workshop will cover both master’s and doctoral options, with specific emphasis on identifying prudent degree targets and range of schools, identifying appropriate mentors at each school, drafting a winning application essay or statement of purpose, getting strong letters of recommendation, developing curriculum vitae items, strategies to address imperfect grades or scores and more.
Please bring a laptop or tablet for some workshop assignments. Loaner laptops will be available.
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 206 institutions across the U.S. and Puerto Rico by the Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities with a goal of increasing graduate degree awards for students from first-generation low-income families.
Advancing Graduate Programs en La Frontera is funded by a Title V grant for Hispanic Serving Institutions from the Department of Education.
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