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Launching your career? Seeking to advance your professional life? Change careers? Graduate school may be exactly what you need.
Learn how to find the right graduate program and school for you and how to apply through a weekend workshop this summer, taught by professors in the University of Washington Graduate School. This two-day, non-credit workshop is a condensed version of the popular two-credit course we offer each quarter.
June 30-July 1, 2012
Communications Building - Room 104, University of Washington campus (map) Cost: $475 per person* Maximum enrollment: 50 Register for Workshop One >
July 28-July 29, 2012
Communications Building - Room 104, University of Washington campus (map) Cost: $475 per person* Maximum enrollment: 50 Register for Workshop Two >
*Early-registration special: $450 if you register on or before May 31.
Registration deadline: Students may register up to the morning of the workshop or until that workshop is sold out.
Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and run until 4:30 p.m. Each student is expected to complete a set of readings and assignments prior to the workshop. These assignments will be sent one month in advance of each workshop.
Who Should Enroll?
Undergrads who want to pursue professional master’s degrees
Undergrads planning careers in academia as researchers and teachers
Recent graduates looking to launch their careers with an advanced degree
Professionals seeking graduate degrees to bolster or change their careers
Anyone interested in graduate school and learning how to apply
What You Will Get
An accurate understanding of the graduate school application process.
A strong sense of your goals and strengths and how to communicate those through your resume and statement of purpose.
A solid draft of your statement of purpose and resume.
A concrete plan of the steps you will take to apply to graduate school.
“I think my biggest concern was GPA and test scores. I thought that was the greater portion of the graduate application, but I learned it's actually the other 80 percent that counts, such as personal statement, letters of recommendation, experience and CVs. The class gave me a lot more confidence in the graduate application process, applying for graduate school and setting high goals and standards for myself.” - Karina Marie Rivera, former grad school prep student
What You Will Learn
Getting to know you.
Meet your professors and fellow students.
The perfect match.
How to identify the perfect graduate program and school for you.
It’s all about you.
The personal statement. What you should say and how you should say it.
How to get the experience you need to prepare for grad school and bolster your application.
The secrets of networking and forging relationships.
Putting in a good word.
Learn the importance of recommendations and how to ask someone to write on your behalf.
Image is everything.
Discover how to use your resume/curriculum vitae to showcase your talent, experience and potential.
Watch some of our past students talk about their experiences with Grad School Boot Camp.
Each day of the workshop consists of intense, fast-paced presentations and hands-on, collaborative learning, taught by:
Jerry Baldasty, vice provost and dean of the UW Graduate School
James Antony, associate dean of the UW Graduate School
Rebecca Aanerud, associate dean of the UW Graduate School
Katy DeRosier, the UW Graduate School's assistant director for new programs and external funding who specializes in higher education admissions programs
Jacob Houston, a master's and doctoral candidate in the UW College of Education's Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Where to Stay, Where to Eat
Housing is not included in the cost, but we recommend a number of options:
“The course made me rethink who I am and what I really want out of grad school. I tossed a statement that was really a checklist of items I thought I should include, and ended up writing a personal statement that was truly personal and addressed my interests, how I saw my life path, and how I would contribute to my field. It worked. I was accepted into my first choice program!” - Susan Oldham, former grad school prep student
The workshop will include catered breakfast and afternoon snacks each day. Participants must bring or buy their own lunches.