Workshops

Workshops

Each semester, the McNair Scholars program holds weekly workshops on a range of topics that aim to prepare students for the graduate school application process. These workshops are open to the campus community. If you are interested in attending a workshop, please contact Dr. Daniel Malpica: daniel.malpica@sonoma.edu.

Fall 2021 McNair Workshop Schedule
Title Date &Time

Overview of the Fall 2021 Semester: Introductions & Requirements
Presenters: Stacey Pelton and Dr. Daniel Malpica 

Friday, August 20th
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The Graduate School Application Package
Presenters: Stacey Pelton and Dr. Daniel Malpica

Friday, August 27th
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

On Being a Graduate Student
Presenter: Adilene Bernal Sanchez, McNair Alumna and Ph.D. Student at UC Davis

Friday, September 3rd
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Preparing the CV
Presenters: Stacey Pelton and Dr. Daniel Malpica
Friday, September 10th 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The Role of the Graduate Statement of Purpose: How Important is This Document?
Presenters: Stacey Pelton and Dr. Daniel Malpica 

Friday, September 17th
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Writing the Statement of Purpose
Presenter: Loriann Negri, Director of the Learning and Academic Resource Center (LARC)

Friday, September 24th 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Tips on Applying to Graduate School
Presenters: McNair Alum, Ashley Tinajero Gomez, Fabian Ramirez, Alexis Walker, and Alexander Barajas-Ritchie

Friday, October 1st 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Picking a Graduate Program: How Important is Fit? 
Presenter: Dr. Gillian King-Bailey, Department of Graduate Studies 

Friday, October 8th 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The Craft of Research 
Presenters: Stacey Pelton and Dr. Daniel Malpica

Friday, October 15th
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Preparing an IRB Proposal
Presenter: Dr. Heather Smith, Department of Psychology

Friday, October 29th 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Developing a Research Topic/Question
Presenters: Stacey Pelton and Dr. Daniel Malpica

Friday, November 5th
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

How to Stay Sane in Graduate School
Presenters: McNair Alumna, Gabriela Arango (Ph.D. Student at UC Berkeley) and Sabrina Rawson (Ph.D. Student at UC Merced)  

Friday, November 19th
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.