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Fall 2014 Seminars & Workshops at UMBC, UMB, & UMCP: Open to Graduate Students and Postdocs

Through our collaborate PROMISE grant, PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation, students throughout the University System of Maryland are eligible to attend professional seminars and workshops at UMBC, UMB, and UMCP.  If the event is listed on the main PROMISE website, please follow the directions to RSVP. Several seminars have university-specific registration processes. If you are planning […]

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The Success of the 2014 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) – The Social Media Accolades

This past weekend, PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP celebrated the anniversary of the PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI). This was actually the 12th Annual SSI. The first PROMISE conference was called “SUCCESS 2003.” We named the program the Summer Success Institute (SSI) in 2004. The program from the 2014 SSI can be found here: Click here for […]

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The 2014 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI)! August 14-16, 2014

2014 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI)   Becoming the Professors of Knowledge: Leadership and Mentoring for the Professoriate Pre-conference Dissertation House: Thursday and Friday, August 14-15, 2014 Orientation and Positioning sessions: Friday, August 15, 2014 Formal Mentoring & Leadership sessions: Saturday, August 16, 2014 2014 PROMISE SSI LOCATION, Arundel Mills, MD The University of Maryland Baltimore […]

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July 2014 Summer Horizons: Apply to Graduate School! Special Speaker: UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

UMBC will host the annual Summer Horizons program for undergraduate students and others who are interested in learning more about graduate school admission, particularly in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The 2.5-hour workshop will feature sessions on the application timeline, GRE, Statement of Purpose, Recommendation Letters, and other topics related to preparing for graduate school.  There […]

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Save these 2014 dates: May 3 (Celebration Cookout), August 16 (Summer Success Institute)

Our PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation (PROMISE: AGEP-T) project invites you to save the dates for two big events coming this spring and summer: Saturday, May 3, 2014: PROMISE AGEP Family and Friends Celebration of Graduates Cookout Register for the PROMISE Friends and Family Cookout and Celebration of Graduates: Centennial Park – Pavilion D Main/South Entrance […]

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“Pathways to Leadership” by UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski: March 12, 2014

Dear University Community, We invite you to join us for an address from UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, next Wednesday. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 AOK Library (http://www.umbc.edu/aok/main/index.html) Gallery (1st Floor, next to the Circulation Desk) In addition to his role as UMBC’s president, Dr. Hrabowski chairs the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans: […]

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University System of Maryland PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium & Professional Development Conference: Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 @ UM College Park

PROMISE AGEP: Maryland Transformation is pleased to invite you to attend and participate in the 2014 University System of Maryland PROMISE AGEP Research Symposium and Professional Development Conference. This new conference revises the former PROMISE Research Symposium, and adds a professional development component that will prepare graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for faculty positions in […]

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PROMISE Maryland AGEP Fall Harvest Dinner: Fri. Nov. 22, 2013 – College Park (@UMDGradSchool)

Join us for the annual PROMISE Fall Harvest Dinner, 6:00 PM, Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Riggs Alumni Center on College Park’s Campus. This event is open to all graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff from any school within the University System of Maryland (http://www.usmd.edu/institutions/) who want to participate in, and support the mission of […]

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“On My Own Terms” (Overcoming Subtle & Overt Discrimination in the Academy) – Guest Contributor: Dr. Christine Grant, NC State

During the 2013 PROMISE AGEP Summer Success Institute, Dr. Christine Grant (Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Chemical Engineering, http://www.che.ncsu.edu/people/faculty-pages/grant.html), led the following session: Making the transitions (grad student to PhD, postdoc, professor), keeping your cool, and addressing the issues: How do you deal with the lack of respect on the new job that […]

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“When Faculty Say ‘X’ …” Do you understand what faculty say and mean? Dinner seminar, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

Do you ever wonder what your faculty expect of you? Have you been given directions or instructions, but wonder what your faculty is asking of you? Do you have questions about what professors are looking for during the dissertation process, or how they interpret performance on comprehensive exams? Do you wonder if your professors are […]

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