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Event Title:  Live the Dream: Successful Paths to a Graduate Degree-Roc
Featuring Keynote Speaker Donald Asher
Date:   Jan 18, 2010
Time:   3:00PM ET
Location:   Sloan Auditorium
Robert B. Goergen Hall for Biomedical Engineering and Optics
University of Rochester River Campus
Description:   3-5 p.m. Graduate panel discussion
5-6 p.m. Registration and reception in the Munnerlyn Atrium
6-7 p.m. Keynote address

Featuring Keynote Speaker Donald Asher
Hosted by the David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering

Do you have career aspirations that include going to graduate school? How can you increase your chances of being admitted to the graduate school of your choice? Join University of Rochester alumni, students, and staff for an inspirational and educational program designed to help you create an action plan to make your dream a reality.

Panelists are alumni of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The McNair program aims to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented minorities who pursue doctoral degrees and go on to careers in research and teaching at the university level. For more information about the McNair program:
If you are thinking about a graduate program of any kind, this is an excellent opportunity to learn from those who have gone before you. Please come with questions. This is the perfect time to ask. Panelists will include the following.

• LaTasha Jones, Entrepreneur and educational consultant, Atlanta
• Paula Booke, Assistant professor of political science, Hope College
• Dr. Paul Patrick, Instructor of emergency medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital
• Omar Figueredo, Ph.D. candidate, Cornell University

Donald Asher is an internationally acclaimed author, renowned speaker, and career advisor. He will explain the graduate school application process and highlight the importance of the personal statement. Asher will teach you how to leverage your personal and academic strengths to create a winning application profile. Asher’s book, Admissions Essays: Write Your Way into the Graduate Program of Your Choice, is a best-selling guide to graduate admissions. His other books include: Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn't, and Why; Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different; How to Get Any Job with Any Major; and From College to Career.

Admission is free. You can attend any or all of the events listed. Advance registration is requested.

To register, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 877.MELIORA (877.635.4672) or register online now.

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Event Details:  Enter Quantity: Price:
Graduate panel discussion Free
Reception in the Munnerlyn Atrium Free
Keynote address Free
Running Total: $