Seminars at McNair Fair

Series of free seminars part of Oct. 18 McNair Scholars event


11:32 a.m., Oct. 1, 2013--All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to attend the National McNair Scholars Research Competition and Graduate School Fair on Friday, Oct. 18, in the University of Delaware’s Trabant University Center. 

This day of special events also will feature the following series of free seminars for students contemplating graduate school. The seminars will be held in Room 219 of the Trabant University Center.

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3 p.m. – Conquering Graduate School Admissions. This overview of the expectations and procedures for applying to graduate school will include discussion of the standardized tests for graduate admission, personal statements, how this process is different from applying to undergraduate programs, funding and other general topics related to the graduate school application process.

Presenters will beKeeley Powell, assistant director for recruitment and diversity, and Louise Bank, director of graduate admissions, Office of Graduate and Professional Education.

4 p.m. – UD McNair Information Session and Panel. For those interested in becoming a McNair Scholar, this seminar will provide an overview of the application criteria, selection process, scholar expectations and overall benefits of being selected as a McNair Scholar at UD.

Presenters will be McNair staff members and McNair Scholars.

5 p.m. – Myth Busters: Graduate School Funding. This seminar will provide an overview of the various funding opportunities available to graduate school applicants and current graduate students. It will provide answers to such questions as: Are there debt-free options for graduate school? Can I work and attend graduate school? Is it true that there’s no funding for master’s degrees? How can I get the graduate application fee waived? Students are invited to join this discussion and decrease myths and fears about graduate school funding.

Presenters will be graduate school representatives.

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