Online 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 Knights email at least 24 hours before each workshop.

RSVP for AAP's Online Fall Workshops

McNair & RAMP Info Session


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, September 2nd
11:00 AM
Monday, September 19th, 11:00 AM
Friday, September 23rd,
3:00 PM

Become a Competitive Grad School Applicant

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.
Thursday, September 8th, 11:00 AM
Thursday, November 17th, 11:00 AM

Getting Great Letters of Recommendation

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.
Thursday, September 22nd, 11:00 AM

What is Grad School & Why Apply?


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. 

Thursday, September 6th, 4:00 PM
Monday, October 17th,
1:00 AM
Monday, November 14th, 1:00 PM

The Graduate School Application Process


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, September 20th,
5:00 PM

Developing Your Statement of Purpose

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.
Friday, November 4th,
10:00 AM

Strategies for Competitive Graduate Applications sponsored by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


This workshop will include a brief introduction about Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute followed by a deep dive into Strategies for Competitive Graduate Applications. The main areas we will focus on will be crafting a great personal statement, requesting strong letters of recommendation from the right recommenders, test scores, etc. Additionally, any student who attends this session will receive an application fee waiver worth $75. 

Wednesday, November 2nd,
In Person
Trevor Colbourn Hall Room 201

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


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, November 3rd,

Graduate Student Panels

Graduate Student Panel
in celebration of
LatinX Heritage Month

The graduate student panelists will share their academic journey and transition to graduate school.  They will share their experiences navigating the ins and outs of graduate school and higher education while maintaining other commitments and responsibilities. Co-sponsored by Career Services. 


Friday, September 16th,
11:00 AM
First Generation
Graduate Student Panel

Panelists will share how they prepared for the graduate school and higher education being the first member in their families to earn a college degree. They will share how they managed the graduate school application process, the transition to graduate school , and provide tips and information to help you prepare for graduate school.


Monday, November 7th,
6:00 PM

Check Out Other AAP Workshops

AAP Virtual Open House
Tuesday, September 12, 3:00PM
Summer Off-Campus Research Experiences
Tuesday, November 29th
In Person
Trevor Colbourn Hall Rm 201
Collaboration with OUR

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

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