Graduate school planning workshop to be held in Nohr Gallery

November 8, 2013

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will be holding a graduate school planning workshop in the Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery in Ullsvik Hall to give students a better understanding of the graduate school admissions process.

“On our campus, the need for undergraduate students to understand that there are opportunities at the graduate level is very high,” said Tammy Salmon-Stephens, Director of the College of EMS Student Success Programs. “If you understand the landscape and how to negotiate the graduate school arena, then you’re more likely to find your fit and be successful.”

The keynote speaker will be Donald Asher, one of the nation’s most renowned authorities on the graduate school admissions process. He is the author of 12 books, including “Graduate Admissions Essays”, a guide to the graduate admissions process. He has also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Men’s Health and many other media outlets.

 “If there is a speaker to come see about graduate school, Donald Asher is the one,” said Salmon-Stephens.

There will be three different sections to attend: “Why Graduate School?” from 4-5 p.m., which is primarily focused on freshmen and sophomores but anyone is welcome to attend; “Panel Discussion” from 5:15-6:45 p.m. where recent master’s degree and Ph.D. professionals will share their experiences; and “Graduate School Admissions” from 7-8 p.m. which is primarily focused on juniors and seniors, but anyone is welcome to attend.

This is the second year the event is being held and a special emphasis is placed on information for underrepresented minority students and women in STEM. It is being sponsored by the Career Center; Office of Multicultural Student Affairs; Student Support Services; Student Affairs; Women in Engineering; Mathematics and Science Program; and the Engineering, Mathematics and Science CenterPOINT.

Refreshments will be provided, and admission is free for UW-Platteville students.

Contact: Tammy Salmon-Stephens, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science,

Written by: Carly Willman, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194,


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