The Master of Professional Science (MPS) degree prepares students for science careers in industry, government, and non-profit organizations, where employment demands are growing. MPS degrees were developed and implemented nationally in response to employer demands for well-rounded, highly trained employees with a breadth of knowledge and practical skills to address emerging environmental issues and improve the management of natural and cultural resources.
The curriculum is structured to allow students to complete their degree in as little as 12 months, with the training and real-world experience necessary to prepare them for careers in today’s professional science job market.
Go to http://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/ for more information.
Tuesday, October 11
3:45-4:30, MCALC 4100
Thursday, October 27
3:45-4:30, MCALC 4100
Writing a personal statement can be tough. How do you begin? What if you don’t understand the prompt question? What if there are no prompt questions?
Our highly-interactive workshop introduces students to writing a personal statement for their application to a graduate or professional school, Teach for America or any other program which requires at Personal Statement. We will cover the key points to consider and steps in the process. We will teach you strategies to help you understand the prompt questions, organize your ideas, and draft a compelling statement that will help you stand out from other applicants.
Note: You only need to attend one workshop.
These workshops are presented in partnership with the VCU Writing Center.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce a call for applications to the 2016-2017 Graduate School Mentorship Program (GSMP). The GSMP matches undergraduate and graduate students in mentoring relationships in order to expose undergraduate students to the graduate experience as they consider further study and to provide graduate students with the opportunity to develop mentoring skills as they share their own personal experiences with the undergraduate students in the program. Students are matched based on areas of academic discipline and/or interest. Students interested in being matched with a specific student must both indicate this preference on their applications.
Graduate Student Mentor Applicants:
In order to qualify, graduate students must be at least second-year and be in good academic standing. Interested graduate students should access the application via the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html
Undergraduate Student Mentee Applicants:
Preference is given to applicants going into their sophomore, junior or senior years. Undergraduates are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 throughout the duration of the program. Interested undergraduate students should access the application via the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html
Applications should be submitted by March 1st for the initial review.
Applicants will be accepted by rolling admissions.
Applications are available on the GSMP website: http://www.graduate.vcu.edu/development/mentorship.html
Graduate School Mentorship Program, VCU Graduate School
Program Director: Melissa W. Tyler
Program Coordinator: Madeline Goldman