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Scholars at Workshop

Here are some workshops available through our program:

Computer Skills
This workshop is designed to provide Scholars with the necessary tools needed to create a PowerPoint presentation. Scholars become familiar with the various styles and designs in PowerPoint. As a result, they are able to present their research using PowerPoint.

Time Management Skills
This workshop will be interactive as students are given information on creating the habits of success as they relate to the semester, the week and the day. Additionally, material will be presented that will benefit the student going on to graduate school.

Library Skills
This workshop is designed to prepare Scholars on how to use and find materials needed to conduct research. Scholars are assigned a library mentor to provide them with assistance in utilizing library resources. They become familiar with library research database engines to retrieve information for research. 

Interviewing Skills
This workshop is designed to provide Scholars with tips on how to interview for graduate school, internships, and employment opportunities. Information is given on how to conduct phone and in-person interviews. Examples of common interviewing questions are reviewed. Resources such as books and internet services are provided for Scholars on how to prepare for an interview, researching companies, researching yourself, and succeeding on your interview to name a few. 

Conflict Resolution and Relaxation
This workshop is designed to provide Scholars with effective ways of resolving conflicts. Scholars are given tips on how to listen, to talk, and to give feedback when conflicts arise. The relaxation workshop provides Scholars tips for how to use relaxation to overcome stressful situations. Breathing techniques and calming sounds are key components to learning how to relax. 

Resume Writing
This workshop is designed to provide Scholars with information on how to write resumes for employment opportunities or graduate school. Scholars are given tips on different types of resumes and their purpose. Internet and book resources are provided to Scholars for additional assistance with writing resumes.

Writing Skills
This workshop is designed to provide Scholars with information and clarity on how to write at the graduate level. Tips are provided on what should or should not be included in your personal statements. 

Critical Thinking Skills
This workshop is designed to provide Scholars with tips on how to think critically. Definitions of critical thinking are given along with elements of thought, intellectual standards, developing a perspective on critical thinking, and pulling it all together. As a result, Scholars will develop intellectual habits of critical thinking.

 

McNair Scholars

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