Grad School Grad Tools Workshop Series

The Department of African American and African Studies is excited to share that we are hosting multiple workshops to help support undergraduate students with their graduate school process. Do you know what you want to study? Do you know which faculty to study under and with? What about the difference between your master’s and doctorate degree, thesis and dissertation as well as professional schools? We always need funding to support us while in school! Do you know how to find it? Do you know the various ships – the teaching assistantships, research assistantships, graduate assistantships? How is the personal statement for grad school different from other statements you’ve written? We are here to guide you through this and all questions you may have.

Upperclassmen: (verbal Beyoncé) you ready?! Your junior year is the sweet spot to prepare to apply for grad school. Seniors – buckle up! For the first-year students and sophomores who are ready to gain insight to prepare and get familiar with the process? Come thru, too! This is open to AAAS majors, minors, students, and friends so share away.

We will be conducting 3 workshops over the next few weeks to provide insight on the graduate application process. All workshops will be at 6:00p in our Student Café inside North Kedzie Hall N219. Make sure you bring your devices and IDs to enter the building! The themes we are focusing on are:

  • Tuesday, March 21 | Funding your graduate school education with College of Arts & Letters Dr. Bill Hart-Davidson
  • Thursday, April 6 | Crafting your personal statement with AAAS’s Dr. LeConté Dill
  • Thursday, April 13 | Finding your graduate school and program with AAAS’s Professor Gianina K.L. Strother