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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.

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.

Growth, Grit and Stick

Every student knows how to study, right? Wrong! This session will cover learning strategies every student should know. This session will help you learn which of your study strategies you should abandon and expose you to some the top strategies backed by years of empirical research. The session will also help you understand how your mindset can affect your performance before you even step foot in a classroom and the importance of grit in your academic and life success. This is the most popular workshop ever offered by the SLC.

Medical School Inside Story

Do you have questions about medical school admissions? Get your answers straight from the inside! U-M Medical School Admissions Director Carol Teener will demystify medical school applications, expectations, and reviews in her presentation. Please submit your questions via the form linked on the registration page, and Director Teener will answer as many as possible in the allotted hour.

Medical School Student Panel Discussion

Here is your chance to hear about what life is like for several medical school students and residents. Learn about each of their paths to medicine, experiences in medical school, and things they wished they had known in college. You can also submit your own questions ahead of time via the link on the registration page.

Minding the Gap

Have you considered taking a year after graduation to pursue a passion or opportunity before starting your career or graduate/professional school? So many exciting opportunities exist to develop your skills, travel, volunteer, and to learn more about yourself as well as those from backgrounds different from your own. Come check out some of the options that could have you choosing a gap year for yourself.

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.

Summer Research Opportunities in STEM

If you want to expand your research experience next summer, check out this workshop panel that will highlight a variety of research experiences available to you and other UM students. We will highlight UM and other domestic programs, as well as research abroad opportunities. Come join us and discover what great research opportunities await you!

Wealth Beyond Health

Do you have some uncertainty about what to do with your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree? Did you begin with an interest in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, etc. but are now having second thoughts? There are many other exciting and relevant careers you can pursue beyond the health fields. Our panelists will share their journeys and help you discover new career opportunities.