McNair Scholars Program

Fall 2015 Calendar

McNair Workshops are on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm. They are held in the ITTC Room 125 (The room is inside ITTC 120, speak to the receptionist Ms. Jordan and she will escort you to our room).

Find all workshop materials here.

September 9th

Welcome Back and Semester Overview

  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Graduate School Events: Brown Bag lunches
  • Graduate School Retreat
  • National McNair Conferences & Graduate School Recruiting
  • Cultural Events
  • Graduate School Visits
  • Financial Literacy

September 16th

Applying to Graduate School

  • Writing Personal Statements
  • Requesting Letters of Recommendation

September 23rd

Graduate Entrance Exams (GRE)

  • Subject Matter
  • Preparation Materials and Costs
  • Exam Costs Waiver
  • Reserving Test Date

September 30th

Career & Educational Goals/Graduate School Expectations

  • AA, BA, BS, MA, MS, PhD
  • Time Management
  • Financial Advising
  • Areas of Study/Interest and Educational Path
  • Fellowships & Graduate Assistantships

October 7th

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Resumes (UNI Career Center)

  • Who, What, When, Where, Why

October 14th

Personal Statement Follow-up

  • Complete Personal Statements for Senior Retreat

October 21st

Mid-terms- No McNair Workshop

October 28th

Professional Etiquette and Networking at Academic Conferences

  • Appropriate Dress and Behavior
  • Introductions and Business Cards

November 4th

Stress Management (UNI Counseling Center)

November 11th

Financial Literacy (UNI Financial Aid Center)

November 18th

Admissions Process and Summer Research Opportunities

November 25th

Thanksgiving- No McNair Workshop

December 2nd

Test Anxiety (UNI Academic Learning Center)

December 9th

McNair Reception & Graduate Recognition

December 16th

Finals Weeks- No McNair Workshop by stop by the office for some treats!

December 18th

Last Day of Fall Semester! Enjoy Christmas Break :)