Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program

Enrichment Workshops

Workshop schedule

Consult the MARC Calendar for workshop times and locations.

Workshop Descriptions

Careers in the Biomedical Sciences and Professional Skills
During this workshop series MARC scholars and guests will have the opportunity to explore graduate programs in the biomedical sciences and identify their top picks. We will also address basic professional skills, both written and oral communication. Students will have the opportunity to develop a cover letter, resume, personal statement and/or a research interest statement. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate a mock interview.

Going Green!
“Going Green!” workshop series will introduce MARC scholars and guests to key concepts of financial literacy. We will discuss the MARC award and the impact on Financial Aid. During workshop time we will also discuss budgeting basics, the importance of good credit, identity protection, managing risk, the time value of money and the concept of “pay yourself first.” We will use the frameworks of mindfulness and sustainability to make personal financial decisions and set realistic financial goals.

Power Up! Improving your Quantitative, Analytical and Reasoning Skills
This series is designed for MARC scholars and guests with the aim to improve quantitative, analytical and reasoning skills. During this workshop series, participants will review a variety of quantitative skills, have opportunities to practice writing skills, build vocabulary and practice reading comprehension. We will also discuss the purpose and role of standardized tests, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and how organizations use test results. Along the way, we will challenge ourselves with questions from Educational Testing Services and take a practice GRE. This is designed as an introductory workshop series and should not be the only source of preparation if you are planning to take the GRE.

Responsible Conduct of Research
During this nine part workshop we will explore aspects of current research regulations, accepted professional standards, and ethical considerations in both behavioral and biomedical research. MARC scholars will have the opportunity to summarize and analyze research papers, lead discussions for fellow scholars and engage in critical thinking thru exploration of case studies and online role-play. Upon completion, scholars will receive a certificate of participation.

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