Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Graduate School Boot Camp at IUPUI

The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Graduate Office is presenting a free “Graduate School Boot Camp” to help graduate school applicants whip their admission efforts into shape.

The daylong event at the IUPUI Campus Center on Friday, July 12 is open to all applicants, regardless of where they intend to apply for admission. Boot Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Among topics graduate admissions experts will cover are:

• Personal statements
• CV preparation
• Funding considerations
• Exam preparation (GRE, GMAT, etc.)
• Gaining credible letters of recommendation

“The topics covered are essential to a quality application,” said NaShara Mitchell, assistant dean at the IUPUI Graduate Office. “A lot of students who would be great candidates and would do well as graduate students struggle with the application process.”

While there is no cost to attend, participants must register in advance. To register visit:
In addition, participants must submit a draft of their personal statement before the event to attend. Each statement will be critiqued by either a graduate professor or graduate admissions committee member and then returned to the participant at Boot Camp with feedback.

Email questions about the event to