PROMISE Opening Spring Meeting
Connect! Recharge! Reduce isolation!
Come out and join us at the PROMISE Spring Opening meeting. This meeting will particularly provide support for graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Students from backgrounds such as African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian are statistically underrepresented in graduate school. The Spring Opening Meeting provides underrepresented graduate students with an opportunity to meet and connect. This meeting is open to graduate students from all disciplines and all degree programs. Both full-time and part-time students are invited to attend.
Per requests from our students who are working full-time, this meeting has been scheduled for 4:30 on a Friday afternoon to accommodate our part-time students.
Any graduate student, regardless of background, who desires support and connections is welcome to attend!
Public Policy, Room 206
Dinner will be served.
Facilitator: Dr. Renetta Tull
Learn about upcoming activities that support graduate students, hear about themes that contribute to success of diverse graduate students from the book chapter: “Successful PhD Pathways to Advanced STEM Careers for Black Women” in the Diversity in Higher Education book series (featuring alumni from PROMISE at UMBC, UMCP, and UMB), get a glimpse of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the PROMISE Summer Success Institute, hear updates on funding and jobs from our PROMISE and Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) career partners, and hear an update from the “Why Smart People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome” webinar. (You can also read the article on “The Imposter Syndrome and How to Avoid it” in the magazine for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.)
Come and meet other graduate students from diverse backgrounds!
To read more about PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP, visit the PROMISE AGEP website, learn more about the national AGEP, and see publications that discuss PROMISE and the signature programs. PROMISE is one of 22 AGEP alliances in the U.S. and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.