SUCCESS is the word to use when describing Wade Brown’s first Psychology Program Workshop on Graduate School in Psychology! The first of four workshops in this series focused on graduate school applications. There will be 3 more workshops, each on a unique topic (e.g., personal statements, CVs, and supplemental materials), this semester (details below image).
March 27th 5:30-6:45p
Objective: The purpose of this workshop is to inform students about the Personal Statement portion of the graduate application. Personal statements are easily the most difficult portion of the application process. A short description of personal statements will be provided, following an interactive workshop where student attendees will actually generate portions of their statements. Students are encouraged to bring laptop computers to this event in order to view application requirements from institutions and to begin writing their own statements.
Deliverables: Students will leave this session with a partial draft of their personal statement, handouts and materials guiding the process, and a list of resources to aid in the writing process.
April 10th 5:30-6:45p
Drafting a Curriculum Vita (CV)
Objective: This workshop will explore the formatting of the Curriculum Vita. Student attendees will be informed of appropriate sections and headers of the CV and view multiple variations for the first portion of the workshop. The session will then focus on an interactive portion where students will either edit their existing CV or start composing a new one. Students are encouraged to bring laptop computers in order to properly engage with the writing process.
Deliverables: Students will leave this session with a partial draft of their Curriculum Vita, handouts and resource materials describing the document, and a list of resources that will aid in the writing process.
April 24th 5:30-6:45p
GPA, GRE, and Supplemental Materials
Objective: This workshop will focus on the typical supplemental materials that need to accompany traditional graduate applications. Information will be provided on the importance of GPA and transcript information, scores on standardized tests, and other forms to include. An emphasis will be placed on the importance of forming diverse professional relationships from your degree granting institute.
Deliverables: Students will leave this session with handouts regarding upcoming testing dates and information on various subject tests.