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Pre-Professional Advising Center Workshops


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-Professional Advising

·  Required before you set up an individual appointment with a PPAC advisor

·  Designed for freshmen/sophomores who are exploring the idea of going to 
   professional school

·  Explores:

  • Choosing a major    
  • Career exploration
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Research opportunities

Pre-Pharmacy Workshop

·  Required for pre-pharmacy freshmen each semester (you can’t register
         for classes until you attend)

·  Offered in early Fall and Spring semesters.  You must attend BOTH.

·  Designed to prepare students to apply for pharmacy school

·  Explores:

  • Course selection
  • Career exploration
  • Preparing for the PCAT
  • Pharmacy school application process

Law School Application Workshop

· Recommended for juniors and seniors who are planning to apply to law 

· Offered in Fall, Spring and Summer semesters

· Designed to prepare students to apply to law school

· Explores:

  • Application timeline
  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC) application website
  • Preparing for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Letters of recommendation

Health Professions Application Workshop

· Required for students who wish to have the PPAC manage their letters of recommendation

· Offered in Spring semester

· Designed to prepare students for the health professions school application process

· Explores:

  • Application timeline
  • Application websites for health professions (medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, veterinary and physician assistant)
  • Career exploration
  • Preparing for admissions test (MCAT, DAT, OAT, or GRE)
  • Letters of recommendation


Personal Statement Workshop

· Recommended for students who are beginning the application to health  
  professions school

· Offered in Spring Semester

· Designed to prepare students to write a personal statement

· Explores:

  •  Self-assessment
  • “Writing about Me” exercises
  •  Writing timeline
  •  Examples of personal statements

Interviewing and Professionalism Workshop

· Recommended for students who are in the health professions application process

· Offered in Fall Semester

· Designed to prepare students for health professions school interviews

· Explores:

  • Interview formats
  • Professionalism/etiquette
  • Interview dress
  • Types of questions
          Typical vs Specific to you
  • The rest of the interview day
  • Thank-yous/follow up