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Office of Prestigious Fellowships Events

February Fellowships Week 

Monday, February 22nd

12pm EST - Plan Your Future! (In collaboration with Career Services and FCLC Dean’s Office)

In this roundtable with Dean Rebecca Stark-Gendrano (FCLC Dean’s Office), Holly Young (Career Services), and Dr. Anna Beskin (Office of Prestigious Awards), we will discuss ways of searching for opportunities, navigating remote interviews and networking, and possibilities available to students in the Covid-19 era. This session is useful for students interested in applying for jobs, internships, and/or pursuing external awards. Please register by clicking here  to receive event link.

Tuesday, February 23rd

11am EST – Paying for Graduate School

Dr. Marisa Iglesias (Office of Prestigious Awards) will discuss several fellowships for prospective and current graduate students that support graduate studies in the U.S. Juniors, Seniors, and graduate students in the 1st or 2nd year of their programs are encouraged to attend. Please register by clicking here to receive event link.

1pm EST - 5 Steps to a Competitive Project Narrative (In collaboration with GSAS)

In this presentation, Dr. Anna Beskin (Office of Prestigious Awards) will cover the process of writing a project narrative for a general audience, and Amanda Racine (PhD candidate, History) will discuss her experience of crafting a winning Fulbright research application as well as offer advice to fellowship applicants. Please register by clicking here to receive event link. 

4pm EST - How to Write a Personal Statement 

Whether you’re applying for awards, fellowships, graduate schools, or internships, you’ll need to write a Personal Statement. In this presentation, Dr. Anna Beskin will break down the Personal Statement genre by helping students understand what their readers are looking for and how to present themselves in a way that is both genuine yet strategic. Please register by clicking here Please register by clicking here to receive event link. 

Wednesday, February 24th

11am EST UK Awards Session

In this session, Dr. Marisa Iglesias (Office of Prestigious Awards) will share five of the top awards to support graduate studies and research in the UK: Marshall, Rhodes, Gates-Cambridge, Mitchell, and Churchill. These fellowships are open to seniors and alumni, but because early planning and preparation is highly encouraged, all undergraduates are welcome. Please register by clicking here to receive event link. 

3pm EST – The ABCs of Applying for Awards (In collaboration w/ FCLC Dean’s Office)

If you’re interested in applying for external awards but don’t know how to start, this is the workshop for you. Please join Dr. Anna Beskin (Interim Director) and Dr. Marisa Iglesias (Assistant Director, LC) from the Office of Prestigious Awards as they share general advice for applying as well as specific opportunities for first- and second-year undergraduate students. Please register by clicking here to receive event link.

Thursday, February 25th

11am EST – Fulbright Information Session

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities to pursue a one-year master’s program, complete a research project, or teach English abroad. Join us to hear from Dr. Anna Beskin and Alex Finn-Atkins (Fulbright Program Advisors) as well as Rosalyn Kutsch (FCRH 2019; Fulbright, Spain 2019-2020) about the process of applying and participating in the Fulbright program. Please register by clicking here to receive event link.

3pm EST – Post-Graduation Fellowships

If you’re looking for experiences that are alternatives to graduate school post-graduation, this session, led by Dr. Marisa Iglesias (Office of Prestigious Awards), will introduce options both in the U.S. and abroad. The awards covered are open to Seniors and recent graduates, but all undergraduates are welcome to attend. Please register by clicking here  to receive event link.

Friday, February 26th

12pm EST – Benefits of Keeping a Work-Journal

Have you ever struggled with talking about yourself in application essays? In this talk, Alex Finn-Atkins (Office of Prestigious Awards; PhD candidate, English) will discuss how regular journaling can help you to document your personal and professional growth and how maintaining this practice can aid in the process of applying to prestigious fellowships and awards. This session will be useful to both undergraduate and graduate students interested in taking their preparation for professional opportunities to the next level. Please register by clicking here to receive event link.


Past Information Sessions