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University System of Maryland Dissertation House at SSI, August 14-15, 2014

  The University of Maryland, College Park  and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP are sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat will take place at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve.   Lodging for 2 nights and meals are provided for student participants.   Twelve students from the USM system schools will be chosen to […]

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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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Saturday, May 3: PROMISE Friends & Family Cookout in Columbia

Saturday, May 3, 2014: PROMISE AGEP Family and Friends Celebration of Graduates Cookout You are invited to come, bring your friends, family, and anyone who supports your journey through graduate school. This event is free. Graduate students from all schools within the University System of Maryland (USM) are invited! Here is a list, if your […]

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Kevin Harris (CEO, Bedrock Assets) & Sonya Caesar (Dir., Money Matter$) discuss personal finance, October 2013

All are invited to attend a free lunch seminar at UMBC on personal money management, developing budgets, and reducing debt on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM, in Room 329 of the Commons.  Our guests will be Kevin Harris, MBA, CEO of Bedrock Assets in Chicago, and Sonya Caesar, Director of Money Matter$. Kevin Harris […]

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Congratulations to PROMISE GA Miguel Nino!

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP salutes GA Miguel Nino! Miguel graduated from UMBC with a master’s degree in Instructional Systems Development, and will be leaving us to pursue his PhD in Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech.  Over the last two years, Miguel has continued to develop expertise in intercultural communication. He has also developed new skills […]

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PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) 10th Anniversary Celebration! August 16-17, 2013

  2013 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) 10th Anniversary Celebration Theme: Mentoring for Transitions & Advancement Friday and Saturday, August 16-17, 2013  2013 PROMISE SSI LOCATION, Downtown Baltimore: University of Maryland Baltimore, The Founding Campus SMC Campus Center (2nd Floor Ballroom) 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 706-7532 Lodging: Camden Yards Hampton Inn & Suites, Conference Rate $107 […]

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Happy 10th Birthday PROMISE! From April 1, 2003 to Today: A Message from the Director

Dear Participants, Alumni, and Friends of PROMISE, Today, I celebrate 10 years as the Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP. For those of you who remember my first day at UMBC, I started out in an office on the 5th floor of the Administration Building. I am so happy that so many of you who were […]

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Reduce your stress by changing your thinking – Addressing Feelings of Stress – Dec. 7, 2012

Stress. It plagues us! We are burdened by it. Is there a way to manage stress? Yes, there are some ways that you can reduce stress by changing the way that you perceive situations. While some situations are out of our control, there are ways to manage stress by taking some actions that you may […]

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PROMISE AGEP Fall Harvest Dinner – Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

Our annual PROMISE AGEP Fall Harvest Dinner at College Park will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. This is our “Thanksgiving Dinner” for PROMISE graduate students, postdocs, alumni, faculty, and staff. Students have a chance to be rejuvenated, re-connect, and network with others on different campuses who share research and […]

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