BFD Spring 2014 Workshop Series – Register today!

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Spring 2014 Workshop Series with ICRU and UIHP Scholarships & Fellowships

What do they REALLY want in a PERSONAL STATEMENT?

How to craft an authentic, original personal statement for graduate school apps, fellowship competitions and research proposalsJoin us for an in-depth discussion of effective strategies from recent applicants and insider perspective from past reviewers. Due to popular demand, we are offering this workshop twice this spring semester.

 Session One

When: Tuesday, April 15th from 7 to 8 PM

Where: W128 Chemistry Building (CB)

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Session Two

When: Wednesday, April 23th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Where: 125 Trowbridge Hall (TH)

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Know Thyself, Rock Thy Interview:

How to get more comfortable talking about your skills and strengths to stand out at your next interview. Join us for an interactive presentation on ways you can hone your own professional identity to make a stronger impression in your upcoming interviews.  An Honors Peer Advising Road Show!

 When: Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Where: The South Commons (Room 350) in the Blank Honors Center

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Ready to Work It

Spend the afternoon Iowa City’s choicest thrift shops for smart, stylish, budget-friendly professional clothing with your Honors Peers Advisors and Kelly Thornburg, UIHP’s Scholarships & Fellowships Director.

When: Friday, April 18th from 2:00 to 4:30 PM

Where: Iowa City’s Thrift Shops – Store Itinerary will be provided upon registration

Registration is required for this workshop/outing. Reserve your spot at

How to ask for the kind of letter of recommendation you need:

Strategies for approaching and supporting your faculty mentors.

 When: Friday, April 25th from 3:30 to 4:30 PM

Where: The South Commons (Room 350) in the Blank Honors Center

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Questions? Contact: Kelly Thornburg, UIHP Fellowships Director at kelly-thornburg@uiowa.eduor

Lindsay Marshall, ICRU Assistant Director at