Workshops

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 UCF email at least 24 hours before each workshop.

Academic Advancement Programs Info Sessions

Description

Join Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) for a great opportunity to meet staff, learn about AAP structured programs, graduate school preparation resources, and much more!

Tuesday, January 19th
11:00 AM
Hybrid Session
Location: TCH 201

McNair & RAMP Info Sessions

Description

Attend an info session to learn more  about Academic Advancement Programs’ (AAP) 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, March 8th
11:00 AM
Hybrid Info Session
Location: TCH 201
Thursday, April 18th
3:00 PM
Hybrid Info Session
Location: TCH 201

 Become a Competitive Grad School Applicant

Description

The graduate admissions process can be complex to navigate. During this webinar, ETS Graduate Education Advisors will introduce you to the graduate school application process from the faculty reviewer perspective and offer a specific set of tasks to help you prepare a competitive graduate school application.

Guest Speakers: 

Dr. Carlos Grijalva is a professor emeritus of psychology and neuroscience and former associate dean of the Graduate Division at UCLA. 

Dr. Maureen Grasso is a professor in the Wilson College of Textiles and former Dean of the Graduate School at North Carolina State University. 

Key takeaways:

  • A better understanding of the admissions process
  • Specific ways you can strengthen your application
  • Tips for making the most of an interview
  • Information about free resources from ETS
Thursday, March 7th
2:00 PM - 3:30PM
Virtual Session

EPortfolios

Eportfolios: Design Principles
(Collab with KoD)

This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to develop a compelling ePortfolio that showcases your achievements and skills. An ePortfolio is an electronic collection of evidence that demonstrates your education, experiences and achievements.

By the end of this workshop you will have the skills and knowledge to use your ePortfolio as a tool for professional growth and advancement.

If you are looking to enhance your professional profile and showcase your achievements in a new and innovative way, this workshop is for you. 

Reflective Writing Session

 The ePortfolio Reflective Writing Workshop is designed to help students develop the skills and techniques needed to reflect thoughtfully on their academic and personal experiences. Through interactive activities and guided discussion, participants will explore the benefits of reflective writing and learn how to structure their thoughts and ideas in a clear and concise manner. 

By the end of this workshop you will have the skills and knowledge to use your ePortfolio as a tool for professional growth and advancement.

Wednesday, January 31st
11:00 AM
Hybrid Session
Location: TCH 201
Wednesday, February 21st
1:30PM - 2:30PM
Hybrid Session
Location: TCH 201

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 a perfect place to start on your journey for graduate school preparation. 

Tuesday, February 6th
3:00 PM
Virtual Session

Admission Exams

GRE Tips & Strategies

Are you thinking about applying to grad school? Is taking the GRE test in your future?  

If so, please consider attending this webinar where representatives from ETS, the organization that makes the GRE General Test, will provide tips and strategies for doing your best on each section of the GRE test.  

Topics covered will include:  
– Test Content, Structure, and Score Scales  
– Overview of Test Sections  
– Tips and Strategies  
– Free Test Prep Resources  
– GRE Fee Reduction Program  
– Additional Tools and Information  

Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and will receive special limited-time discounts on test prep. 

This session is in collaboration with ETS.org.  

 

Tuesday, April 16th
12:00 PM
Virtual Session

Graduate Student Panels

Alternative Ways to Grad School Panel
Description

Are you thinking about taking some time between your undergraduate degree and applying to graduate school? Are you looking for opportunities  to take advantage of after graduating? Are you thinking of a gap year? Some students want to jump into working on their grad school applications right away so they can continue with their studies, 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 risks. 

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

Monday, February 26th
12:00 PM
Virtual Session
Applying & Transitioning to Grad School Panel
Description

Have you ever wondered how students manage to successfully apply to and thrive in graduate school while handling other responsibilities? This Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) workshop 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 insights on what they knew (or wish they knew) that helped them thrive through the graduate school application process. 

Tuesday, April 2nd
11:00 AM
Virtual Session

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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The graduate admissions process can be complex to navigate. During this webinar, ETS Graduate Education Advisors will introduce you to the graduate school application process from the faculty reviewer perspective and offer a specific set of tasks to help you…
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Are you thinking of pursuing a graduate degree after graduation? Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) offer graduate school preparation for students interested in pursuing advanced degrees. We will explain what AAP offers, including structured programs, information sessions, resources for researching and…
Have you ever wondered how students manage to successfully apply to and thrive in graduate school while handling other responsibilities? This Academic Advancement Programs (AAP) workshop allows you to get that information directly from the source. Ask questions and listen…
Are you thinking about applying to grad school? Is taking the GRE test in your future? If so, please consider attending this webinar where representatives from ETS, the organization that makes the GRE General Test, will provide tips and strategies…
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…