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RSVP for AAP's Workshops

We ask that you RSVP for each workshop you would like to attend. 

Please note: 

  • Students who are looking to receive credit for AAP workshops MUST attend at least 90% of the workshop.
  • Once you sign up, an email will be sent to you with more information to participate in AAP’s workshop.
  • Please sign up with your Knights email at least 24 hours before each workshop.

RSVP for AAP's Online Spring Workshops

AAP Virtual Open House

Description

Attend Join Academic Advancement Programs for a great opportunity to meet staff, learn about AAP structured programs, grad prep resources, and much more!

Friday, January 13th
11:00 AM
Virtual Session

McNair & RAMP Info Session

Description

Attend an info session to learn more  AAP’s structured programs, and talk to students about their experience in the program.

The McNair Scholars program, as part of the U.S. Department of Education funded TRIO Programs, guides first-generation and low-income and/or underrepresented students into Ph.D. programs, and provides funding to help with that process. 

The Research and Mentoring Program offers an enriching educational experience for students from underrepresented groups and first generation/low income students, to excel as undergraduates, and succeed in graduate school.

Friday, February 24th
11:00 AM
In-Person Session
Trevor Colbourn Hall Room 201
Friday, March 24th
12:00 PM
Virtual Session
Friday, April 21st
12:00 PM
Virtual Session

Become a Competitive Grad School Applicant

Description
What do I need to prepare for a graduate school application? Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) gives an overview of the pieces of a competitive graduate school applicant. Usually, students with 0-60 credits gain the most from this workshop, as they learn how to build towards a competitive application.
Monday, February 13th,
11:00 AM
In-Person Session
Trevor Colbourn Hall Room 201
Thursday, March 9th,
3:00 PM
Virtual Session
Presented by University of California - Irvine

Getting Great Letters of Recommendation

Description
How do you know if the relationships you’ve built with your faculty will turn into great letters of recommendation? This Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) workshop will break down the steps needed to ensure your letters of recommendation are strong for graduate school applications.
Tuesday, February 21st,
3:00 PM
Virtual Session

What is Grad School & Why Apply?

Description

Not sure where to start in preparing for graduate school or what the difference is between a master’s or a PhD? this presentation defines graduate school and where your career and academic goals meet. This is  perfect start to your journey for graduate school preparation. 

Wednesday, January 18th, 2:00 PM
Virtual Session
Friday, February 3rd,
11:00 AM
Virtual Session

The Graduate School Application Process

Description

For students who are 1-2 semesters from applying, get the details from Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) on the application process for graduate school. You’ll be able to fully prepare for the application process after this session.

Tuesday, February 7th,
11:00 AM
In-Person Session
Trevor Colbourn Hall Room 201
Tuesday, March 21st,
3:00 PM
In-Person Session
Trevor Colbourn Hall Room 20q
Monday, April 18th,
3:00 PM
Virtual Session

Developing Your Statement of Purpose

Description
Have you ever wondered what graduate schools look for in a statement of purpose? Come to this Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) session and learn how to shape your statement of purpose into a competitive statement.
Wednesday, February 22nd,
3:30 PM
Virtual Session

Choosing the Right Graduate Program
sponsored by the University of North Texas

Description

Choosing the right graduate program for your educational career is one of the most important decisions you will make. In this session, Dana Mordecai, Assistant Director of University of North Texas Graduate Recruitment, will discuss how to get started exploring graduate programs and what are factors to consider when deciding which graduate programs to apply to. You will learn how to evaluate programs, gain information on helpful resources and explore what your next steps should be taking.

Thursday, February 9th,
3:00PM
Virtual Session

Funding Your Grad School Education 
sponsored by UCF College of Graduate Studies

Description

Being a graduate student is a tough job in which your days are consumed by research and coursework. Don’t let concerns about money add stress to your graduate school experience. Fellowships and Assistantships fund graduate students to study, teach, work and/or conduct research. Join Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) and learn how to fund your graduate school education.

Thursday, April 13th,
12:00PM
Virtual Session

Graduate Student Panels

Alternative Ways to Graduate School
Description

Are you thinking about taking some time between your undergraduate degree and applying for graduate school? Are you looking for opportunities to take advantage of after graduating? Are you considering a gap year? Some students want to jump into working on their grad school applications right away but others may want to take a break and explore other opportunities in their career. While some gap time can be beneficial – when properly managed – it also comes with ricks. 

Hear from UCF alums who experienced a gap year (or two) or who care currently in their gap year. Learn about what experiences they had, and how their time was best spent. 

Monday, March 6th,
3:00 PM
Virtual Session
Applying to and Succeeding in Graduate School
Description

Have you ever wondered how students manage to successfully apply to and thrive in graduate school while handling other responsibilities? This session allows you to get that information directly from the source. 

Ask questions and listen to a panel of graduate students discuss their experiences. This workshop is in our “Mastering” stage. You’ll learn how they juggled their classes with applications, discover how they learned from their mistakes, and gain insight on what they knew (or wish they knew) that helped them thrive through the graduate school application process.

 

Friday, April 7th,
12:00 PM
Virtual Session
Graduate Student Panel - Downtown Degree
Description

Have you ever wondered how students with UCF Downtown graduate degree manage to successfully apply to and thrive in graduate school? This Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) session allows you to get that information directly from the source.  

Ask questions and listen to a panel of graduate students discuss their experiences. This workshop is in our “Mastering” stage. You’ll learn how they juggled their classes with applications, discover how they learned from their mistakes, and gain insight on what they knew (or wish they knew) that helped them thrive through the graduate school application process.

 

Monday, April 10th,
4:00 PM
In-Person Session
UCF Downtown Campus
DPAC Room 169A

Check Out Other AAP Workshops

The Ins & Outs of Summer Research Opportunities

Friday, January 20, 12:00PM
In-Person
Class Building 1 Room 219
In Partnership with Office of Undergraduate Research

Join AAP & OUR for an interactive workshop exploring the ins and outs of summer research. Hear from current UCF student panelists on their experience applying, participating, and reflecting on their summer research opportunities. Spend time actively searching for summer research opportunities with OUR and AAP representatives. Come prepared to plan out your summer research journey. Please note – this session will be very hands on and held in a UCF Computer Lab. 

Preparing for Graduate School Fairs
Monday, January 23rd, 3:00PM
In-Person
Trevor Colbourn Hall Room 201
In Partnership with SACNAS at UCF Chapter
Transfer Talk: Applying & Transitioning to Graduate School
Thursday, February 23rd, 1:00PM
In-Person
Trevor Colbourn Hall Room Suite 215
In Partnership with Graduate Student Center
MDPHD Info Session
Wednesday, March 1st, 12:00PM
Virtual Session

MDPHD graduate programs can sometimes have particular preparation strategies. Join the zoom space to learn about the graduate school application process and strategies on becoming competitive applicants for MDPHD programs. Have the chance to ask questions to a panel of graduate program representatives.

Transitioning into UCF's Academic Advancement Programs & Preparing for What's Next!
Tuesday, March 7th, 2:00PM
In-Person Session
UCF Downtown Campus
DPAC Room 169A

If UCF students need captioning access or other accommodation in order to participate in any AAP virtual event, please contact (aap@ucf.edu). At least 48 hours’ notice best assures that we can coordinate necessary access. 

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