Grad School 101 Webinar
28 September 2017


Dr. Rick Tankersley, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, gave a webinar about the graduate school application process.  He discussed:

  • How the process of applying to graduate school is different than applying to undergraduate 
  • Navigating the different types of graduate programs available (e.g., graduate certificates, M.S./M.A. degrees, professional Master’s, Ph.D.) and the different job and career prospects for each
  • The difference in how programs admit and award degrees 
  • Funding mechanisms (e.g., teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships) 
  • How to decide where to apply
  • How to reach out to professors with whom you’re interested in working

Click here to watch Dr. Tankersley’s presentation that is approximately 90 minutes long in a new tab.

To view the webinar, please click here to go to the GoToWebinar page. Free registration may be required.

Resume Webinar
28 February 2017

Dr. Manda Adams, Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Washington, D.C. and a PROGRESS team member, led a webinar on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 about building and optimizing your resume. In this webinar she discussed how to identify and market your skill set, appropriate language and content, how to leverage part-time jobs, extra-curricular activities, and classes taken to build a resume that stands out, how to tailor your resume or CV to the job/opportunity you are applying for, how to format your resume or CV, tips on what to include in a resume versus a cover letter, and we had time to answer some student questions!  Click here to watch Dr. Adams’s presentation that is approximately 54 minutes long in a new tab.

REU Webinar
20 January 2017

Dr. Melissa Burt, director of an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program at Colorado State University and a PROGRESS team member, led a webinar on Friday 20 January 2017 about how to apply for REU programs. In this webinar we discussed the types of research opportunities available to students, what to expect during a summer research experience, and how to put together a strong and convincing application package. We shared information about a range of different programs across the country and had time to answer any questions.  Click here to watch Dr. Burt’s presentation that is approximately 30 minutes long in a new tab, or click the video at right.