I’m part of a “Grad School Admissions & Retention” Revolution. I’m “on tour!”

This “Travel” season is unlike any other! I’ve been blessed to be invited to speak at a number of schools and conferences about graduate school admissions and retention, and this year, I’m a programming consultant with the GEM GRAD Labs (Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees).  At a recent meeting, one of my colleagues said, “Hey … you’re on tour!” Well, perhaps, in a way. So here are the dates, including some from the summer so that you can see where I’ve been.  My mission: to help students to get into grad school, to help them STAY in grad school, to provide meaningful professional development (particularly in the area of soft skills training), and to assist with their transitions to careers.  If you’ll be at one of these venues below, let me know!

Summer 2010

June 2010: MIT MSRP — Boston, MA

June 2010: University of Maryland College Park, McNair Program — College Park, MD

July 2010:  National Science Foundation Summer Internship Program — Arlington, VA

Fall 2010

September 11, 2010:  Ana G. Mendez System, Undergraduate Research Symposium — San Juan, Puerto Rico

September 18, 2010: GEM GRAD Lab at RPI — Troy, NY

September 23, 2010: GEM GRAD Lab Massachusetts at Northeastern University — Boston, MA

October 9, 2010: GEM GRAD Lab Puerto Rico — Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

October 11, 2010: Universidad Metropolitana — San Juan, Puerto Rico (tentative)

October 23, 2010:  GEM GRAD Lab New York City (CUNY) — NY, NY

October 30, 2010: SHPE Conference, Graduate Institute — Cincinnati, OH

October 29, 2010:  GEM GRAD Lab, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference (SHPE) — Cincinnati, OH

November 2, 2010: “Women in Technology: Continuing Your Education”, CWIT, UMBC — Baltimore, MD

November 6, 2010:  “Preparing for Graduate School”, Cornell University — Ithaca, NY

November 11, 2010: GEM GRAD Lab, American Indian Science and Engineering Society Conference (AISES), Albuquerque, NM

Coming Spring 2011

January 2011: NAGAP Winter Institute — Miami, Florida

March 2011: GEM GRAD Lab National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) — St. Louis, MO