Category Archives: WORKSHOPS

Learn about the various ways to get involved with MCB and what MCB can do for you.

Free Webinars for Predental students!

So You Think You Know Dentistry?

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT

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Everyone has their preconceived notions about what dentistry is. General dentists drill and fill, endodontists work under high magnification and “tinker” all day, orthodontists straighten teeth and OMFS operate. Well, similar to other professions, dentistry is constantly adapting, developing and advancing. This webinar will discuss some of the ways dentistry is evolving in scope with the help of technology to provide better oral health care to patients. This promises to be a very informative session and one that will enlighten attendees on trending and niche aspects of dentistry just in time for interview season. The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

 The Do’s and Don’ts of the Dental School Interview

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016
7:00–8:30 p.m. CDT

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The interview. It’s the last step in achieving your dental school dream. Now that you’ve put in the hard work studying for the DAT and submitting your application, let ASDA help. Panelists will discuss several strategies for success including:

  • How to properly prepare
  • Dressing for success
  • Best practices for common interview styles
  • Potential questions

The session will also include a 30-minute Q&A session with the panelists.

The Path to Becoming a U.S.-Trained Dentist

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
8:00–9:30 p.m. CDT

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The webinar will focus on tips for a successful application to dental school and career choices for international dentists who want to practice in the United States. The presenters will:

  • Explain the differences between AS-IDP and a residency program
  • Share how to improve your application in order to gain acceptance into dental school
  • Explore options on progressing your career after graduating from dental school
  • Participate in a 30-minute Q&A with attendees

 

Illinois Leadership Center Fall Programs

The Illinois Leadership Center Fall Programs are currently available for Sign-Up!

i-Programs: All i-Programs run from approximately 10:00am to 4:00pm

Intersect, September 24th: learn skills in relationship-building and team development.

Petullo Insight, October 15th: discover your strengths, your values, and explore your intrinsic leadership styles.

Integrity, October 22nd: investigate your personal values and the intersection of morals, ethics, and integrity.

Innovation, November 5th: focus on skills related to innovation, creativity, and diversity as it applies to problem solving.

Leadership Certificate Informational Sessions

A multi semester program designed to help provide you customized leadership development combining classroom instruction and hands on experience. Learn more about the requirements here. To get started, sign up for a Certificate Informational Session; dates for these are listed below:

September 23rd, 3:30pm

October 6th, 9:00am

October 12th, 11:00am

October 17th, 2:30pm

October 27th, 4:00pm

November 2nd, 12:30pm

November 8th, 10:30am

November 16th, 9:00am

November 29th, 3:30pm

Free Webinars on the Dental Admission Test (DAT)!

Thinking about taking the Dental Admission Test (DAT)? Check out these two seminars hosted by the American Student Dental Association!

Ready, Set, DAT!
July 18, 2016
7–8:30 p.m. CDT
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This free webinar hosted in conjunction with DAT Week will feature a Q&A with panelists and it will provide an overview on preparing for the Dental Admission Test (DAT) with advice on: DAT study materials, resources and their cost, and recommended preparation timeline

DAT Day and Beyond
July 20, 2016
7–8:30 p.m. CDT
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Your scores on the Dental Admission Test (DAT) will be critical in your quest to attend dental school. This free two-part webinar will provide insight on what to expect during the exam and how to manage stress before and during the test in order to optimize your performance. This webinar will also provide guidance on next steps, including what to do with your scores and how to prepare for a re-take, if necessary. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.

College of Medicine Urban Health Program Medical School Day

Mark your calendars to join medical students, practicing physicians, medical school professors and other pre-medical students for the College of Medicine Urban Health Program Medical School Day. This event is a great opportunity for pre-medical students to obtain information about their future career in medicine.

There will be workshops, a raffle, medical student panel, and much more!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

10:00AM – 2:30PM

College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, Medical Sciences Building, 506 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

Registration deadline: March 18

Click here to register

For more information contact Laura Hamilton at lhamiltn@illinois.edu

Master of Science in Law Informational Webinar

LOOKING FOR A GAP YEAR OPTION? INTERESTED IN THE REGULATION SIDE OF HEALTHCARE?

The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL) program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is designed specifically for students in pre-health and other STEM majors. The MSL program can be a great option for a gap year for those students planning to apply to medical school and other health professions graduate programs.

Learn more by joining us for our upcoming webinar. We will provide a comprehensive overview of the MSL program, including curriculum, full-time and part-time scheduling, career opportunities, and more. We will also take questions from the audience.

March 9 at 5pm

April 7 at 4pm 

Join online:  https://northwesternuniversity.adobeconnect.com/mslwebinar 

Anyone interested in the Master of Science in Law program is welcome to contact Susan Dennehy, Administrative Director, at susan.dennehy@law.northwestern.edu

Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop

Do you have a research paper on an international, global, or regionally focused topic you’d like to develop further?

Or are you planning or working on a thesis on a topic involving a foreign country or region?

APPLY today to join the Undergraduate International Area Studies Workshop (May 16-20, 2016)

 Deadline: 5pm CT, Friday, March 25, 2016

What you’ll get:

  • Close mentoring by an Illinois faculty member and librarians.
  • An insider’s view of scholarly publishing.
  • An introduction to interdisciplinary area studies research, which means:
    • Access to new sources and data from other disciplines to address your research problem.
    • A broader and more diverse perspective on your research.
    • The chance to advance your project and make it appeal to a wider audience.
    • Enhanced research skills and experience with vernacular language sources.
  • The opportunity to produce a better writing sample for grad school or a thesis that stands out from the crowd.

To apply, send the following information and materials to reec@illinois.edu:

  • A completed copy of the application cover sheet which you can find here: Ugrad_Wkshp_app[2]
  • Proposal. A description (200-400 words) of the project you will work on at the workshop: title, topic, discipline (history, sociology, biology, chemistry etc.), methodology if relevant, course original paper was written for an instructor (if you are revising a course paper), major, advisor for thesis (if the project is a thesis project), and an indication of the current state of the projects and any ideas for its further development.
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor (sent directly by the instructor).
  • An unofficial copy of your UIUC transcript.

 

 

LAS Success Workshops this week

LAS Success Workshops for the week of February 1st:

CAREER DEVELOPMENT: How to Sell Your LAS Degree at the Business Career Fair and Engineering Career Fair (Monday, February 1: 4-5 p.m., 1002 Lincoln Hall)

Did you know that the Business Career Fair (February 3 & 4 at ARC) and the Engineering Career Fair (February 9 & 10 at the Illini Union) are open to students in the College of LAS? Did you know these career fairs are promoting internships for underclassmen as well as jobs for graduating seniors? This workshop will help LAS students better understand how they can prepare to get the most out of the Business Career Fair and the Engineering Career Fair. LAS students looking for an internship, full time job, or just wanting to better understand how a fair can be used as a career exploration tool are invited to attend. (Melissa Schoeplein, LAS Career Development Specialist and Eden Haycraft, Career Center)

Physics: So You’d Like to Pass Your First Physics Exam… (Thursday, February 4: 3-3:50 p.m.,1065 Lincoln Hall)

This presentation will introduce you to ideas and best practices to help you prepare for your upcoming physics exam.  The primary questions asked and answered will include: Why study physics? How should you manage your time? What tools are available during the exam? How do exam questions differ from other problems we work in our physics courses? This session is ideal for students taking their first Physics courses at the university or for those who are taking PHYS 102 this semester after having difficulties in PHYS 10. (Elaine Schulte)

CAREER SUCCESS: Resumes and LinkedIN for Scientists (Thursday, February 4: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 165 Noyes)

Science majors and minors in the College of LAS are invited to attend a workshop about how to best highlight on your resume and LinkedIn profile your research experience, relevant coursework, technical skills, publications, and skills desired by employers so you’re ready for the spring semester career fairs. Pizza will be provided. RSVP required by noon on 2/4 via i-Link Events or scheduling@scs.illinois.edu (Patricia Simpson, Director of Academic Advising & Career Services – School of Chemical Sciences and Melissa Schoeplein, LAS Career Development Specialist)

You can find all spring workshops here: http://publish.illinois.edu/lassuccessworkshops/

Purdue University Life Sciences Fall Open House

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The PULSe Fall Open House will be taking place Friday, November 13, 2015 at the 207 S. Martin Jischke Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN from 10:00-3:30PM. This open house serves as an opportunity to learn about the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph. D. Program (PULSe). PULSe provides opportunities for an interdisciplinary graduate experience in the basic life sciences for Ph. D. students. The overview will begin at 10:00AM, including a meet the faculty session, lab tours, lunch with students, and tour of campus facilities. Lunch will be provided.

To RSVP send an email to pulse@purdue.edu or call (765) 496-1016.

Truman Scholarship for Public Service: Information Event

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Join the National and International Scholarship Program for a two-day Truman Scholarship information event:

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:30-4:30 PM (IUB Room 504) – Information session and discussion with former Truman Scholar
  • Friday, Oct. 16, 3:30-4:30 PM (IUB Room 514) – Workshop on how to craft a Truman Application

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship award $30,000 for students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. College juniors who are U.S. citizens with a record of community service and a commitment to a career in public service are eligible. Public service includes government, uniformed services, public interest organizations, non-governmental research or educational organizations, public and private schools, and other public service-oriented, non-profit organizations.

Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular activities, suitability of the applicant’s proposed program of study for a career in public service, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a premier graduate school program. Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, global studies, law political science, public administration, and public health. Illinois may nominate up to 4 students for the Truman Scholarship.

The required campus deadline is November 12, 2015 at 12:00pm

More information on this award, including the campus endorsement process, can be found here. To make an appointment to discuss whether the Truman Scholarship is right for you, email topscholars@illinois.edu.

American University of Antigua College of Medicine Information Session

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Date: October 7, 2015                                                                   Time: 5:00-6:00PM                                                                               Location: 124 Burrill Hall

Leon Gladney, the Associate Director of Admissions at the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine will be giving an information session about their medical program, how to apply, and what exciting opportunities the AUA can offer!

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