Preparing for Graduate School Applications – Spring Workshop Series

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful–get a head start on your application materials now. This series of workshops will help you to prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, and getting strong letters of recommendation. Additional information and resources are available on our website: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships

 

Personal Statement Writing Workshops

Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171

The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging. Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application. RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/236.

 

Getting Great Recommendation Letters Workshops

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:30-5:30pm, MGH 171

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171

This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters. RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/289.

 

Curriculum Vitae Writing Workshop

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 12:30-1:30pm, MGH 171

Develop your undergraduate CV for use in graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement. Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV! RSVP to attend at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/237.

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Schwarzman Scholars Program

We are pleased to have Peter Raucci, Global Scholarship Programs, Institute of International Education (IIE), visiting the UW-Seattle Campus to provide information about the new Schwarzman Scholars Program on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

 

Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholars Program is designed to prepared the next generation of global leaders and to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century and beyond. The Schwarzman Scholars Program will support 200 scholars annually from the U.S., China and around the world for a one-year Master’s Degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of China’s most prestigious universities and an indispensable base for the country’s scientific and technological research.

 

Interested candidates will participate in a rigorous and thorough selection process, designed to identify the most promising young leaders from around the world.  Selected candidates will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

For those ready to make their mark on the world, the Schwarzman Scholarship Program represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Applications open in April 2015.  The inaugural class will begin July 2016 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

WEBSITE:   www.schwarzmanscholars.org

Peter Raucci will present a morning workshop for faculty and staff and an afternoon workshop for students. A webinar will be offered later that evening for individuals not able to visit personally.  Please see the schedule with links to RSVPs below.

SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM PRESENTATION

UW – SEATTLE CAMPUS,  TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015

 

About Schwarzman Scholarship Program:

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Enrolling the inaugural class in 2016, the program will give the world’s best and brightest students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities.

Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines:

  • Public Policy
  • Economics and Business
  • International Studies

Students will spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they will learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities. This experience will expand students’ understanding of the world and create a growing network of global leaders for the future.

For those ready to make their mark on the world, Schwarzman Scholars represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Applications open in April 2015

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Study Abroad in South Africa – Summer B-Term

Don’t forget that the Linguistics Department is offering its own Study Abroad Program in South Africa During Summer B-term! The program is for 12-credits and focuses on two Southern African languages, isiZulu and Afrikaans.

Application Deadline: February 27th

Please contact Clarissa Surek-Clark with questions:

Program Website: https://depts.washington.edu/bbaling/
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Scholarships from Alumni Classes

The Class of 1957 Scholar Award is sponsored by the UW Alumni Class of 1957 to provide scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Washington.  The scholarship is open to all UW students who are current sophomores, juniors and seniors based upon their academic merit and financial need.  (Graduating seniors are not eligible unless they are intend to enroll as a full-time student summer or fall quarter 2015.)

Additional information can be found at the following URL.  The online scholarship application is via EXPO.

URL: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=Classof1957Award

Application:   https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/343

Deadline:  Friday, April 10, 2015

 

The UW Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding students at the University of Washington (UW) who, by their achievements and goals, enrich society and themselves.  The scholarship is open to all UW students who are current  juniors and seniors on the basis of academic merit, extra-curricular and/or experiential learning activities, and financial need.  Graduating senior are eligible if they are enrolled as full-time students Spring quarter 2015.  Funding can be used to support activities engaged in during the Summer of 2015.

Additional information can be found on the following URL. The online scholarship application is via EXPO.

URLhttp://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=UWClassof1954

Application:    https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/344

Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2015

 

For additional information, please contact Mona Pitre-Collins, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

 

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CLUE Conversation Groups for International Students

Please join us for CLUE Conversation Groups at MGH284 every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-8pm or 8-9pm! Topics for each session can be found on CLUE website.
Run by former English 131 instructors, this is a home for international students to practice English speaking skills, learn about academic specifics, explore American culture, bridge cultures between your home country and the U.S. and other countries, AND make friends!
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18th Annual UW UG Research Symposium – Call for submissions

18th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm in Mary Gates Hall.
To present their work at this event, students must submit an application by Monday, February 23rd, 2015. For further details, including a list of information sessions about the Symposium and abstract writing workshops to assist students with their applications, visit: http://www.uw.edu/undergradresearch/symposium/.
The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines.  Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session.  We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations and a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Last year, 1,100 students participated in this exciting event.
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Diversity Career Fair – January 27th

JOBS!  INTERNSHIPS!  Something for ALL UW students! A fantastic opportunity!

 

What:     Diversity Career Fair

When:   Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Where:  University of Washington – Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom

Time:     5:30PM-8:30PM

 

All Majors (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts & the Sciences)

All Class Levels (Freshman,Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad, PhD)

 

Dress: Business Casual

 

List of participating employers:  http://students.washington.edu/uwnsbe/corporate/students.html

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