Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Graduate School Preparation

LSAMP students presenting scientific poster

LSAMP offers a wide range of preparatory activities that serve students throughout their academic careers. These activities are meant to strengthen students' abilities to compete for admission into graduate schools and to excel in the STEM workforce industries. The program collaborates with other programs on campus (SEES, MEP, McNair, RISE, NSF S-STEM, BioTiER, CAMPARE, etc) to put on workshops pivotal in the career preparation process.

The following activities and workshops are sponsored by LSAMP and many of its partner programs:

  • GRE preparation
  • Personal statement 
  • Graduate School Application
  • Graduate School Statement
  • CV/resume
  • Time Management
  • Ethics in Science
  • Academia vs Industry workshop
  • How to Start a Biotech Company
  • Poster Presentation
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) student panels
  • Research writing,
  • Understanding Funding (Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants)
  • Getting started in Research
  • Invited graduate school coordinators from major universities