First-Gen Pre-Health Workshop Series

first gen pre-health workshop series

The Pre-Health Student Resource Center is excited to announce a new workshop series for the 2019-2020 academic year. The First-Gen Pre-Health Workshop Series is designed specifically for first-gen students who are interested in health professions. We especially hope to serve first year students, whether that is incoming freshman or transfer students. However, the workshops will be open to any student who identifies as a first-generation college student. 

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Schedule of Workshops & Related Events

SPRING 2020 SCHEDULE

Building Your Portfolio (And Reflecting On It Too)

Building Your Portfolio (And Reflecting On It Too)

Building Your Portfolio

Thursday, February 20
3:00 - 4:30pm

2-565 Moos Tower

This workshop will focus on how to build a well-rounded, authentic, and competitive portfolio of experiences, including tips and strategies on how to search out experiences that are meaningful to you, and how to communicate with organizations or individuals. 

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Gap Year Planning

Gap Year Planning

Gap Year Planning

Thursday, March 19
10:00 - 11:00am

2-565 Moos Tower

Learn more about why students do (and do not) take a Gap Year in between their undergrad and health degree program, and what students from a variety of health professions do with that time to enrich their lives and gain meaningful experiences. 

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This workshop series is supported by the First-Gen Institute Microgrant from the College of Education and Human Development. 

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is home to a significant first-generation student community, with 26.3% of undergraduates reporting that neither parent received a 4-year college degree. Systemwide, more than 1 in 4 (29%) enrolled undergraduate students are the first person in their family to seek a Bachelor's degree across five U of M campuses. Learn more about resources and support for first-gen students at the U.