"Chemistry Invitational: How to Get in Graduate School"

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Where: Cox Science Building at UM - Coral Gables Campus - See map below 

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Come and join us for a new in-person event that the Department of Chemistry at the University of Miami is hosting for prospective students interested in applying to graduate school. The initiative, “Chemistry Invitational: How to Successfully Get into Graduate School”, will demystify the graduate school application process and will emphasize the ins and outs of our graduate program at the U. During this event, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and graduate students during a poster session, Q&A panels, and one-on-one meetings. We aim to nurture friendly and helpful discussions in an informal, inclusive, and diverse environment. The following topics and questions will be addressed:


  • Application package to Graduate School – What’s in it?

  • The type of appointments you can have – what do teaching and research assistant positions mean?

  • What can you expect financially?

  • What does the admission committee consider when evaluating candidates?

  • What does it take to thrive in a PhD program?

  • What unique opportunities does pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry lead to?


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:     Welcoming participants around posters led by graduate students

                                                FREE LUNCH and refreshments are provided.

                                                Location: Cox Science Building Patio – see the orange star on the map

1:10 pm – 1:15 pm:          Opening Remarks (Jean-Hubert Olivier)

1:15 pm – 1:35 pm:          Introduction to the University of Miami and the Department of Chemistry (Dept. Chair Marc Knecht)

1:35 pm – 2:05 pm:        Introduction to graduate schools and our graduate program (Grad. Program Director Orlando Acevedo)

2:05 pm – 2:35 pm:       Q&A Panel

2:35 pm – 2:50pm:        Short Research Presentation

2:50 pm – 3:05 pm:       Coffee Break

3:05 pm – 3:20 pm:       Short Research Presentation

3:20 pm – 4:10 pm:        Tour the Facility in Small Groups Led by Graduate Students and Faculty

4:10 pm – 5:00 pm:        Meet the Faculty (one-on-one options) and Poster Session. Don’t forget your Gift Bags!

5:00 pm:                             Concluding Remarks (Jean-Hubert Olivier)