Career Development Workshop Series

Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Career Development Workshop Series

Tuesday September 13

12pm-1pm
Basic Science Building Room 239
Study Skills Development
Lucy Kotlyanskaya, M.S.

This workshop will help students understand their prefered learning style, create a study schedule, and provide a toolbox of skills to prevent procrastination and burnout. 

Thursday, september 22

12pm– 1pm
Basic Science Building Room 239
Personal Statements for Medical School
Lucy Kotlyanskaya, M.S.

Sponsored by the BGE Office of Career Strategy and Professional Development

This workshop will address the do's and don'ts of writing the personal statement. Students will learn self reflection strategies to help brainstorm ideas and discuss examples of good and bad statements. 

tuesday, september 27

1pm-2pm
Basic Science Building Room 239
The Key to Student Success: Understanding and Strengthening Your Willpower Muscle
Guilherme Albieri, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs
Chief Diversity Officer
Director of International Programs
Director of the Confucius Institute for Healthcare
SUNY State College of Optometry
Office for Student Affairs

Sponsored by the BGE Office of Career Strategy and Professional Development

thursday, october 27

12pm-1pm
Basic Science Building Room 239
Preparing your AMCAS Activities Section for Medical School Admissions
Ellen Drosdick, M.S.
Graduate of the CAM Program '16

This workshop will guide students through the AMCAS activities section. It will help answer the following questions: 
• What activities will make me a more competitive applicant? 
• If I'm missing research, shadowing, and/or volunteer work, how do I go about finding these opportunities?
• How should I frame my experiences in the best light on my application?
• How do I obtain excellent letters of recommendation from mentors/physicians?
• Which activities should I include? Which should I omit?

Sponsored by the BGE Office of Career Strategy and Professional Development

Monday, November 28

12pm-1:30pm
Basic Science Building Room 239
MCAT Sample Question Class
Presented by Kaplan Test Preparation.

Sponsored by the BGE Office of Career Strategy and Professional Development

Thursday, February 16

12pm-1pm
Basic Science Building Room 239
MCAT Individualized Study
Lucy Kotlyanskaya, MS
Academic Coordinator BGE

In this workshop we will discuss strategies for studying for the MCAT exam and free resources that are available for self-study and exam practice. Example study schedules and techniques will be provided.

Sponsored by the BGE Office of Career Strategy and Professional Development

Thursday, February 23

12pm-2pm
Basic Science Building Room 239
Personal Statement Peer to Peer Critique 
Lucy Kotlyanskaya, MS
Academic Coordinator BGE

In this workshop students will work in small groups to give each other feedback on personal statements for medical school admissions. We will review dos and don't of writing personal statements. The group will discuss any challenges that have come up in writing for most students.

Sponsored by the BGE Office of Career Strategy and Professional Development

Friday, April 21

12pm-1pm
Basic Science Building Room 239
Putting Together the Medical School Application
Ellen Drosdick, MS
Graduate of the CAM Program '16

In this workshop we will go through the AMCAS medical school application and discuss strategies to complete each section. We will also discuss how to effectively utilize the MSAR and how to pick which medical schools are the right choice for you. We will go over the medical school admissions cycle and what to do after the application has been submitted. 

Sponsored by the BGE Office of Career Strategy and Professional Development

Friday, April 21

2pm-6pm
Basic Science Building Room 239
Medical School Interview Practice Blitz
CAM Program Faculty and Staff