Graduate School in Psychology Showcase

Monday, February 22, 2021

Graduate School in Psychology Showcase

March 1st - 4th & 8th - 11th

 

If you are thinking about pursuing a graduate degree in psychology, this is a great opportunity to learn more about graduate school! This year, we have 2 weeks of events. Events during the first week are targeted primarily to freshmen and sophomores who are thinking about graduate school; events during the second week are targeted primarily to juniors and seniors who will soon be applying for graduate programs. However, anyone is welcome to attend any of the sessions! 

Below, you can find a schedule of the Zoom events and the topics that will be covered. Note that all sessions will have an open Q&A portion at the end to give you a chance to ask questions. To join a session, you can click on the title of the session below, which is hyperlinked.

 

Week 1 - Freshmen and Sophomores

 

Mon March 1, 4:00-5:00 PM - Exploring Programs

Learn about topics like how graduate school is different than being an undergraduate, how to find information about graduate programs, a brief overview of different types of graduate programs.

Tues March 2, 4:00-5:00 PM - Types of Graduate Programs

This session will go into more detail about the differences in the types of graduate programs (e.g., Master's vs. Ph.D. vs. Psy.D.).

Wed March 3, 4:00-5:00 PM - Becoming a Successful Applicant

Learn how to gain relevant experiences and skills that will make you a competitive applicant for graduate school: research, teaching assistantships, the honors program, other campus resources, important skills, and strong references.

Thurs March 4, 4:00-5:00 PM - Making Connections with Faculty

Learn how to make connections with faculty inside and outside of the classroom, how to do so in online classes, and why this is so important.

Week 2 - Juniors and Seniors
 

Mon March 8, 4:00-5:00 PM - Becoming a Successful Applicant for Ph.D. and Clinical Programs

This session is intended for students who plan to apply for PhD and clinical programs. You will hear from faculty who review PhD admissions applications about what they look for in an applicant - skills, experiences, GPA & GRE, etc.
 

Mon March 8, 4:00-5:00 PM - Becoming a Successful Applicant for Master’s and Applied Programs

This session is intended for students who plan to apply for Master's and applied programs. You will hear from faculty who review Master's admissions applications about what they look for in an applicant - skills, experiences, GPA & GRE, etc. There will be a representative from Master's programs in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Counseling, and Social Work
 

Tues March 9, 4:00-5:00 PM - Writing Better Personal Statements

Learn how to write a strong personal statement.
 

Wed March 10, 4:00-5:00 PM - Applications and Tests

Learn about the application process, the different parts of the application, test scores, and more.
 

Thurs March 11, 4:00-5:00 PM - Paying for Graduate Programs

Learn about the financial considerations of graduate school and the many funding options to help pay for graduate school.
 

Thurs March 11, 5:30-6:30 PM - Graduate Student Panel

Hear from current graduate students about what graduate school is really like. We will have both PhD and Master's students participating on the panel.