The Pre-Professional Advising Center offers a series of workshops to share information with students about preparing for professional school and a professional career.
Introduction to Pre-Law and Pre-Health. This workshop is designed for freshman/sophomore students who are exploring the idea of pursuing a professional school career. During this workshop, basic information such as choosing a major, career exploration, extra-curricular and research opportunities, etc are discussed. To register for an introductory workshop, please contact the Pre-Professional Advising Center.
Pre-Pharmacy Workshop. Pre-pharmacy at UC is unique as it allows students to start preparing to enter a College of Pharmacy program within two years. Pre-Pharmacy is an academic major at UC (however, it does NOT lead to an undergraduate degree). Pre-pharmacy students are required to attend a pre-pharmacy workshop fall and spring semesters of freshman year. To register for a workshop, please log onto Blackboard or contact the Pre-Professional Advising Center.
Law School Application Workshop. Preparing to apply to law school can be a daunting task. Navigating the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) application website, preparing for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) along with deciding who to ask letter of recommendations from can be overwhelming. This workshop is designed for juniors and seniors, who are planning to apply to law school during the next apply cycle (fall). This workshop is offered fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Health Professions Application Workshop. Applying to a health professions program takes extensive planning. This very in-depth workshop, addresses the many questions applicants have regarding applying to health professions programs. Topics covered at this workshop are major application systems for medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, veterinary and physician assistant programs, along with discussion of career exploration, letters of recommendation submission process, test preparation (MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE) as well as other important information. This workshop is REQUIRED for students who wish to have the PPAC handle their letter of recommendation packets. This workshop is offered spring semester (January through March). 2012 application cycle workshops have concluded. Please contact the Pre-Professional Advising Center if you have questions.
Personal Statement Workshop. This 90-minute workshop will introduce students to writing a personal statement for their application to Health Professions school(s). We will cover the key points to consider and steps in the process. Participants will take part in a self-assessment exercise. This workshop is offered in early May for those applying in that year’s admissions cycle.
Interviewing and Professionalism Workshop. The interview is your face-to-face time to confirm and strengthen all that the committee likes about you already. But are you ready for this? The Pre-Professional Advising Center (PPAC) hosts a fully-interactive, informative and engaging 90-minute interview workshop that covers— interview formats and styles; research and other preparation; typical questions almost everyone asks; tough and challenging questions unique to you; rest of the interview day; thank yous, follow up and timelines; and more. We’ll also spend some time on both the basics interview dress, and then the details. We’ll spend some time on all the little things applicants do to sabotage their interview.