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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 (except for Pre-Pharmacy students who have separate mandatory advising appointments) 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 Mandatory Advising Workshop

·  Required for pre-pharmacy freshmen each semester (there will be class registration blocks 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 school

· Offered in Fall and Spring semesters

· Designed to prepare students for applying 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 Fall and Spring semesters

· 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

· Required for students who wish to hold a mock interview with PPAC advisors when they have been contacted to interview for professional school

· 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

Pharmacy Application (PharmCAS) Workshop

· Recommended for pre-pharmacy students who will be using the PharmCAS database to complete their applications for pharmacy college 

· Offered in Spring semester

· Designed to walk students through the PharmCAS application before they complete it themselves 

· Explores:

  • An overview of PharmCAS and how it is used
  • Step-by-step instructions for completing the application
  • Important dates and deadlines 

*New This Year!


Shadowing Workshop

· Recommended for all pre-health, pre-law and pre-pharmacy students
· Designed to share information about the importance of shadowing in preparation for professional school and career 
· Offered fall semester
· Explores:
  • Shadowing opportunities and suggestions according to student's pre-professional track
  • Approaches to securing a shadowing experience
  • Best practices while shadowing a professional

· Presented by Financial Literacy Manager from UC's One Stop Student Service Center
· Recommended for all pre-professional students
· Offered fall semster
· Designed to educate students on funding professional school and making conscious decisions about finances and money management

·Explores: 

  • Funding options for professional school 
  • Budgeting
  • Saving
  • Credit and debt