Application Success Strategies Winter Workshop

“Application Success Strategies: Putting it all together!”

Offered by Health Professions Advising

Dates:   Wednesday, January 14, 2015 AND Thursday, January 15, 2015 AND Friday, January 16, 2015

Time:    8:30 a.m. – Noon p.m. each day    You must attend all three sessions

Cost: $15.00 which includes light breakfast snacks each day

Program Objective:

Provide students with a structured program and professional resources to begin the application process for their chosen graduate health profession program.

Program Outcomes:

Students will prepare the following documents:

Resume (1st draft)

Personal Statement (1st draft)

3 Main Points for Interview (1st draft)

5 Stories/Examples to use in Application Materials (1st draft)

Current realistic Self-Evaluation

Program Schedule:

8:30-9:00am       Review and Questions

9:00-10:30am     Lecture format covering:  Application Process, Resume and Personal Statement, or


10:30-11:30am   Application Material review by HPA advisors (i.e., Personal statement, HPEC Application)

11:30-Noon        Wrap-up and Questions


Program Format:

Students will participate in lectures covering information about the application process, writing a resume and personal statement, and interviewing. Students will also be given the time to receive feedback from a Health Professions Advisor on their application materials each day.


Additional Information:

We hope this provides you the information you need to determine if you are interested in attending this program. Also, we do not want cost to be a barrier for any student interested in this program. Therefore, there is a question on the application regarding this. If you are a student who would need financial assistance with the fee associated with this program in order to be able to participate, then please answer that question on the application, and someone in our office will track that information.


Steps for Applying for this Program:

If you are interested in applying to attend this program, here are the steps to follow:

  1. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AND SUBMIT by December 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
  2. INCLUDE your DOCUMENT with the answers to the following questions:
    1. What are your main reason(s)/motivation for wanting to attend this program? (300 words or less)
    2. What do you hope to gain by attending this program? Please be specific. (300 words or less)
  3. INCLUDE a copy of your current RESUME
  4. INCLUDE a copy of your completed SELF-EVALUATION


Please complete the above steps and submit your application plus advising packet to the Reception Desk in the Smith Career Center by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2014.

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Notification of Acceptance into this Program:

You will be notified via email on December 10, 2014, of your acceptance into this program. If you are accepted, you will have until December 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. to pay your $15.00 fee in person at the Smith Career Center.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 540-231-6241.

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