Seminar/Workshop Schedule

McNair Scholars workshops for the Winter 2018 semester are here! All workshops this winter are held in 141 Whitman Hall at 9:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

In addition to the workshops noted below, Dr. Poe will be hosting his regular GRE prep sessions for this semester, starting on Monday, January 8th. GRE prep meets at 5:10pm on Mondays and Thursdays in Jamrich 2317. Anyone who will be taking the GRE within the next year should plan on attending these GRE prep sessions as their schedule permits.

Winter 2018 Workshop Schedule

January 20, 2018 – All-day (Saturday) workshop for new scholars:  introductions, assessments, communication, program benefits, professionalism, grooming yourself for grad school acceptance, McNair handbook review, responsibilities contract.  Administer GRE for baseline score.  All scholars are welcome to join us in the afternoon to take the GRE after enjoying lunch from the Border Grill.

January 23 – Summer Research:  Research timeline, stipend availability, finding a research mentor.  Assignment:  make an appointment with your Library Liaison.

January 30 – Research Design.  Guest speaker:  Dr. Rob Winn, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will talk about scaling projects appropriately and how a career in research might unfold.

February 6 – McNair Research Proposal and Literature Review.  We will hear words from the wise from students whose McNair research is complete.

February 13 – Zotero Training – Presentation by Bruce Sarjeant, NMU Library

February 20 – Summer Research Timeline

February 27 – Research Ethics – Presentation by Erica Goff, NMU Graduate Education and Research

March 6 – Spring Break – no workshop.

March 13 – Wellness Issues – Presentation by Catherine Greer Cole, NMU Counseling Services

March 20 – Skyping with NMU McNair alums now in graduate school

March 27 – Interview skills, networking, and your elevator speech – Presentation by Katie Korpi,        Academic and Career Advising Center

April 3 – What makes a quality graduate school program? 

April 10 – No Workshop

April 17 - Our graduating seniors present a panel discussion on how their graduate school plans have panned out.

April 25 – (Wednesday) 5 pm to 6:30 pm, Reception for McNair Scholars hosted by NMU President Fritz Erickson at the University Center.  We will introduce and acknowledge our graduates and enjoy delicious treats.

Other dates to remember:

Celebration of Student Scholarship - Thursday, April 12