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The University of Memphis Graduate School presents a spring workshop series encompassing a range of topics to assist you in preparing for your academic journey. This 6-session series covers a spectrum of topics filled with insights, opportunities, support, and strategies. Our esteemed presenters include faculty, administrators, and students, delving into key topics to help you seamlessly navigate and embark on your graduate school journey.

This event is open to anyone who is considering pursuing a master's, Ph.D., and/or graduate certificate but is uncertain about where or how to begin. It is also suitable for students seeking support in navigating the graduate school application process. 

Each session will take place via Zoom from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm CST. Our panelists will allot time for a Q&A segment after each presentation, so we encourage you to dive in, get involved and bring your questions! Don't miss out on this opportunity! Dive into each session, participate, and bring your questions for our Q&A segment. Whether you're gearing up for your academic journey or exploring new possibilities, these workshops are designed for you. Get ready to embark on a journey of knowledge and preparation!  Register now for specific workshops or join them all, After registration, you'll receive an email with a Zoom link for the event. 


Tuesday, January 30, 2024: Is Graduate School Right for Me? Navigating the Selection & Application Process 
REGISTER HERE > Are you considering graduate school? Are you seeking additional guidance on the application process? Come and discover effective approaches to aligning your academic and career aspirations with graduate programs. Gain insights into researching and assessing graduate programs to identify the perfect match. We will address key elements of the graduate school application procedure that are essential. Additionally, discover strategies for securing compelling letters of recommendation and understand the qualities that graduate programs seek in an ideal candidate. 

  • Zoom recording of Session 1: available until February 29, 2024 
    • Recording Linked HERE 
    • Passcode: %6*^84rg

Wednesday, February 21, 2024: Unlocking Success: Insights from Current UofM Graduate Students - Tips & Habits for Academic Excellence
REGISTER HERE > Join our graduate panelists as they impart personal experiences and success strategies, shedding light on realistic expectations and ways to optimize productivity throughout your graduate studies. Embark on a journey to successful graduate school transition with our informative session. Delve into valuable insights on overcoming the challenges of graduate school and uncover the pivotal role of mentorship relationships in shaping your academic path.

  • Zoom recording of Session 2: available until March 21, 2024 
    • Recording Linked HERE
    • Passcode: p=k8J0.x

Tuesday, March 19, 2024: Crafting Your Professional Narrative:  Leveraging LinkedIn and Resume Building to Showcase Research and Professional Journey - A Career Services Workshop
REGISTER HERE > Hosted by experts from the University of Memphis Career Services department, this engaging session will guide you through the art of constructing a powerful CV or resume that vividly showcases your research and professional experiences. Learn the strategies to narrate your academic and career journey, creating a compelling narrative that resonates with potential employers and graduate programs alike. Gain practical insights into optimizing LinkedIn for professional visibility. Whether you're a junior, senior, or a graduate student, this workshop equips you with the skills to stand out and make a lasting impression on your academic and professional path. Don't miss this opportunity to refine your professional story and boost your career prospects! 

  • Zoom recording of Session 3: available until April 21, 2024
    • Recording Linked HERE
    • Passcode: $7cH7q2P

Tuesday, April 9, 2024: Unlocking Opportunities: Strategies and Resources for Funding Your Graduate Education - A Workshop on Financing Graduate School
REGISTER HERE > Explore strategies for making graduate school more cost-effective. Join our workshop, where we'll delve into the options available from different funding sources. Learn how to search for internal and external fellowships, assistantship opportunities, grants, scholarships, and more. During this session, you'll receive firsthand insights and resources from the Graduate School and University financial aid administrators, providing you with the tools to navigate the financial aspects of your graduate studies. Don't pass up on this valuable information session. 

  • Zoom recording of Session 4: available until May 9, 2024
    • Recording Linked HERE
    • Passcode: lPk4P1V.

Thursday, May 2, 2024: A Workshop for International Students on Navigating the Graduate School Application Process Abroad 
REGISTER HERE > If you are an international student aiming to enroll in a graduate program, you don't have to navigate the application process by yourself. Join our information session where we'll offer guidance on the university's I-20 process, visa requirements, including the statement of financial resources, and foreign transcript evaluation requirements. This session is your chance to lay the groundwork for a successful path through graduate studies. We extend a warm welcome to your attendance. 

  • Zoom recording of Session 4: available until June 2, 2024
    • Recording Linked HERE
    • Passcode: UZ^+!JQ7

Tuesday, June 25, 2024: Exploring Opportunities: Navigating Graduate Certificates and UofM Global Programs Workshop
REGISTER HERE > Join us to discover the diverse opportunities presented by graduate certificates and UofM Global programs. Learn how these programs can enhance your academic and professional journey. Our session will provide valuable insights into the application process, program structures, and the benefits of choosing these options. Don't miss this chance to navigate the possibilities that await you on your educational path. 

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