Boot camp to help graduate school applicants

  • July 2, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS - Ready to get serious about graduate school?

The Graduate School Boot Camp will take place Friday, July 12, at the IUPUI Campus Center, third floor. It is open to all graduate school applicants, regardless of where they intend to apply for admission. Boot Camp begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Among topics graduate admissions experts will cover are:

-          Personal statements

-          Letters of recommendation

-          Entrance exam preparation (GRE, GMAT, etc.)

-          LinkedIn

Participants also will have the opportunity to chat with faculty.

“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 often struggle with the application process.”

While there is no cost to attend, participants must register in advance.

In addition, participants may submit a draft of their personal statement before the event. 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.

While there is no cost to attend, participants must register in advance. The deadline for registration is Friday, July 5. For more information, please contact the IUPUI Graduate Office at 317-274-1577 or

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