Workshops and Events for Students
Each fall and winter term, the SLC sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of workshops and events for students. Below are some of our most common workshop offerings.
For a list of current offerings visit the LSA Student Workshop Registration Page.
Science Success Series
September 21, 2016 - 6:00-7:30PM - Growth, Grit, and Stick: Research-based Learning Strategies
October 26, 2016 - 6:00-7:30PM - Wealth Beyond Health: Careers Outside the Health Fields
November 9, 2016 - 6:00-7:30PM - Minding the Gap: Gap Year Experiences for Science Students
November 30, 2016 - 6:00-7:30PM - Summer Research Opportunities in STEM
January 18, 2017 - 6:00-7:30PM - Snap That App: Mobile Apps for UM Science Students
February 8, 2017 - 6:00-7:30PM - The Insider's Guide to Medical School
March 1, 2017 - 6:00-7:30PM - Developing Your Mindset: Creator vs Victim
September 13, 2017 - 6:00-7:30PM - Growth, Grit, and Stick: Reserarch-Based Learning Strategies
October 26, 2017 - 6:00-7:30PM - Summer Research Opportunities in STEM
November 8, 2017 - 5:00-6:00PM - Medical School Inside Story
Research and Study Abroad for Science Majors
We know international experience is highly valued by employers and grad schools alike. However, some science students still believe scheduling difficulties and program requirements make study and research abroad impossible. This panel is designed to give students information on the numerous research and study abroad opportunities in the sciences, and proves just how easy it is to go abroad.
Extraordinary Grad and Professional Programs for Science Majors
Sure you can pursue the "ordinary" health careers after you graduate from UM — medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, etc. — but why be ordinary? There are many other exciting graduate school opportunities for science students. Find out about the graduate and professional programs from a panel of presenters like the School of Natural Resources, Program in Biomedical Science, Public Health, Forensic Science (MSU), Kinesiology, and the Career Center.
Finding a Math/Science Major
Do you love science or math? Are you still looking for a major? Are you unsure of where to go to learn about different majors and minors? Look no further!
This fun event gives you the chance to speak with fellow students majoring in every math and science major. You will benefit from these students’ perspectives, including information about course and program requirements, departmental culture, faculty, careers, research, and study abroad. The round-robin format gives you the chance to talk with five or six student representatives, so you will be able to explore all your interests.
Applying to Medical School: An Insider's Perspective
Applying to medical school is a daunting task. An admissions director from the Medical School at the University of Michigan, will give students an insider's perspective regarding what aspects of the application are most important, what fatal mistakes students can make, and how to improve the application regardless of grades or MCAT scores.
Growth, Grit and Stick
Presented by Joe Salvatore, Associate Director of UM's Science Learning Center.
Appropriate for Middle School, High School, and College-level Students
Recent research suggests that success in school, and in life, may have more to do with our mindset than our IQ, our social intelligence, or any other factor. This workshop will discuss Carol Dweck's work on mindset and its connection to Angela Duckworth's research on the concept of grit. The presentation will also highlight the top study and learning strategies from the book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning and identify the most common mistakes students make in their studying.
"The workshop dramatically changed how I view studying. I also noticed that failure is not a result but a process." -Taichi Suzuki, Biochem major, Sophomore
"The workshop was well worth the time. The improvements I made immediately were stunning. Little things make the difference." -Anonymous student
"This workshop really solidified my motivation to move forward through my failures. Without this workshop, I wouldn't have the tools I need to be as successful as I am to be here at UM." -Meaghan Mones, BCN major, Junior