Tag Archives: Graduate/Professional School

UCLA Master of Social Science Program

Now accepting applications for Fall 2018!

Whether you are considering a future as an academic researcher or looking to launch a meaningful professional career, the UCLA Master of Social Science program could be your next step to success. With a MaSS degree, you will be prepared to pursue a doctoral degree in the Social Sciences, as well as careers that require strong analytical, quantitative, and qualitative skills.

The UCLA Master of Social Science Program (MaSS) is an intensive 9-month MA program offering multidisciplinary training in problem-based social science research.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of an innovative learning community at a world-class research university!

Application deadline: April 15th, 2018

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in the order they are received

For more information about UCLA MaSS and how to apply, click here.

MCAT Registration Opens Wednesday February 7th

Are you planning to take the MCATS this upcoming summer?  Registration for the exam will open on February 7, 2018, for the July-September MCAT test dates. For information about registration, deadlines, and fees, go to http://ow.ly/tYpa30hHzhg. You can also follow the AAMC on Twitter @AAMC_MCAT for updates and announcements.

Notre Dame ESTEEM Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship Info Session

Tuesday, January 23 at 4:30 in Hillcrest 103

Do you like to:

  • Solve big problems with science, technology and business?
  • Collaborate with a creative a motivated cohort?
  • Turn your curiosity into customer discovery?

Then consider joining Kyle Williams at ESTEEM for this info session!

Learn more about the program at: https://esteem.nd.edu

Alumni: Dannon Yogurt, Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome Fellowship Grant

Dannon, as part of DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Dannon Yogurt, Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome Fellowship Grant. Dannon will award two $25,000 grants. The successful candidates should excel in science and have an interest in studying yogurt, probiotics and the gut microbiome’s role in promoting human health (the “Field”). Examples may include the role of yogurt or other nutrients from yogurt, probiotics, or fermented dairy products on brain function, growth and development, digestive health, weight management or heart health. Topics may also include factors, such as foods or nutrients, that influence the gut microbiome. The award will be for tuition or research-related projects or as otherwise allocated at Dannon’s sole discretion. It will be payable directly to the student’s educational institution to support their continued education on related topics during 2018.

Each candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an incoming or current, full-time enrolled graduate student, at least 18 years of age, studying in the Field (as defined above) during the 2017-2018 academic year at an accredited U.S. Institution.
  • Be in good standing in the college or university, as well as major program of study. Confirmation letter from department chair, dean or institution’s graduate studies, registrar or admissions office required.
  • Be a current U.S. citizen (proof of citizenship is required) or permanent U.S. resident (proof of residency is required). Acceptable documents include copy of the student’s passport or green card.
  • Upload completed application online within the allotted acceptance period (December 5, 2017 – February 15, 2018).
    • Submit written essays (questions provided below)
    • Submit an official transcript
    • Submit a CV/Resume
    • Two letters of recommendations received from faculty members or advisors by February 25, 2018
  • Funds must be utilized in 2018.

Interested? Apply here.

Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice Info Session with Craig Westling, DrPH, MPH, MS

Come meet a representative from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about their unique MPH, MS, and PhD programs. Learn what makes for a competitive candidate and what careers graduates of the Dartmouth Institute go on to do. Feel free to grab your lunch from the dining hall and enjoy a casual information session and Q and A in the CCI Library.

Tuesday, November 7, 12:30-1:30 pm in the CCI Library

UNH offers M.Ed. Opportunity for STEM Undergrads

During December, UNH TRRE is hosting virtual information sessions every Tuesday at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Teacher Residency for Rural Education (TRRE) is a grant-funded program from the U.S. Department of Education which prepares teachers to work in rural, high-need NH schools. TRRE offers an opportunity for individuals to earn a master’s degree in education from UNH and an initial NH teacher certification in elementary or secondary, math or science. Accepted residents participate in a summer institute, a community internship, and a year-long residency at a partnership school in rural NH.

Teaching residents are provided with a $28,000 living stipend, new laptop computer, and 50% tuition discount during the 15-month program. In return, residents commit to working in a rural, high- needs NH school for three years upon graduation, during which time they benefit from two years of mentoring and induction support.

Interested? Learn more online.

Consider a Career in Veterinary Medicine

For those who are interested in veterinary medicine but may have missed the meeting with the Admissions Rep from Tufts last week, below are some helpful resources if you’re considering veterinary school. You can also schedule an appointment with one of our advisors!

So You’re Thinking About Becoming a Veterinarian?

What Does a Veterinarian Do? Veterinarians (vets) practice medicine, treat diseases, and combat injury in non-human animals. Unlike physicians who treat humans, vets must rely on clinical signs to determine what is wrong with an animal, since the animal cannot report how it is feeling. Sometimes pet owners are able to provide a medical history, or the vet is able to use x-ray and ultrasound technology to diagnose the animal. After receiving a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, vets can choose to continue their education by selecting a specialty from among a wide range of options, such as zoological medicine, veterinary emergency and critical care, laboratory animal medicine, and many more.[1]

What does a Veterinary Assistant Do? Veterinary assistants provide routine care for animals in hospitals, clinics, and laboratories, and work closely with veterinarians. You do not need a graduate degree to become a veterinary assistant; training occurs on the job.[2]

Data (Salary, etc.): The average salary for a veterinarian in 2012 was $84,460.[3] Veterinarians do work long hours (often nights and weekends); in 2012, 1 in 3 vets worked more than 50 hours per week.[4]  For veterinary assistants, the average salary (2012) was $23,130. Despite an average level of growth of the field, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects good job opportunities for veterinary assistants in coming years.2

“Why Veterinary Medicine?”  Some top reasons many people choose to go into veterinary medicine include: day-to-day variety in cases and types of animals, getting to work with other animal lovers, needing to use problem solving skills daily, and continuing to learn, even after finishing their formal education.[5]

Veterinary Medicine Resources:

Veterinary School Admissions Process – Advice for a good application

  • Coursework: Research veterinary medicine programs before you apply. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) website is a good place to start. Complete the course requirements that CCI’s Health Professions (HP) Advising recommends for all pre-health students.
  • Extracurricular: Gain observation experience by shadowing a veterinarian. Volunteer at animal shelters and in general get as much exposure to animal medicine as you can.
  • Standardized Tests: Take the Graduate Requirement Exam (GRE). Some schools also accept the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) in place of the GRE.
  • Personal Statement: The personal statement is very important to your application to vet school.  Some schools may require more than one essay. Make sure to check what the requirements are for the specific programs to which you are applying. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee understand who you are and why veterinary medicine is right for you.
  • Advising: Schedule an appointment with Mary Lothrop or Hannah Benz (HP/STEM advisers) to talk about applying to veterinary schools.  You can also bring draft(s) of your personal statement to CCI to be reviewed by a Peer Career Adviser at Quick Questions (1-3 pm weekdays), or by Mary or Hannah (by appointment).
  • Submitting Your Application: Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) is the centralized application service, but not all schools use the system. For schools not using VMCAS, see individual schools’ admissions web pages for application instructions.
  • Veterinary Cost of Education Map: The VIN Foundation helps students figure out the costs of veterinary school.

[1] https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Specialties/Pages/default.aspx

[2] http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinary-assistants-and-laboratory-animal-caretakers.htm

[3] http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Veterinarians.htm#tab-5

[4] http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Veterinarians.htm#tab-3

[5] http://animalcareers.about.com/od/Education/fl/Top-10-Reasons-to-Become-a-Vet.htm