Present a Workshop

As a registered recruiter to the Midwest Graduate School Summit, you are invited to submit a proposal with a pre-recorded workshop video or Quick Tip to be featured through the Virtual Experience. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce yourself to attending students and to assist them in preparing for and applying to graduate school.

Workshops should relate to a broad topic for all prospective grad students. Be creative, consider using engaging elements such as a PowerPoint with audio voiceover, student testimonials, Q&As, etc. To enhance the student's virtual experience, this year we will also be featuring Quick Tips from students, faculty, and staff. Feel free to submit as many as you would like for consideration. 

The deadline to submit a workshop proposal is Friday, August 28, 2020.  Notifications of successful proposal submissions will be sent by email by Friday, September 4, 2020.

Student engaged in workshop.

Proposal Guidelines

Workshop topics must educate prospective graduate students about graduate education. Workshop format should be a 5-10 minute presentation. Suggested topics include:

  • Researching graduate schools
    • What to consider
    • Self-exploration - why choose grad school
  • Maximizing your competitiveness for grad school
  • Applying to graduate school
    • Parts of the Application
    • Preparing for standardized tests
    • Writing Personal Statements
  • Choosing a plan of study
    • Finding an academic advisior or graduate program
  • Managing uncertainty in grad school
  • Wellness and balance

Quick Tips should be 30-90 second video clips that offer advice for creating balance, managing your time, opportunities for networking and finding success in graduate school.

All presenters are welcome to introduce themselves and their organizations. Formal presentations should be limited to the workshop topic. 

Submission Requirements

  • General Recruiter Info: Name, position title, institution, email address
  • Proposal: Workshop title, pre-recorded video (workshop or Quick Tip), description of workshop (100 words or less), Presenter Biography (50 words or less)

Video Guidelines

  • File format=.mp4
  • Clear, understandable audio
  • Meet ADA digital accessibility standards (closed captioning, etc.)
    • To add captions: You can upload a .srt file to YouTube, and captions will automatically be provided. 
  • Make sure video is well-lit, filmed on a device capable of HD, in landscape mode, and consider using equipment to steady the device

Submit Workshop Proposals HERE 

Questions about the workshop format or video guidelines? Contact 

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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