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LANS 2008 Custom Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Friday, July 25
Orientation And Networking

Orientation Receptions: Meet and mingle with other students and faculty in
your academic discipline. Leadership Alliance coordinators and alumni will provide an overview of the program and offer tips on networking and funding your education.

Welcome Dinner and Alumni Career Panel: Several of our esteemed alumni will share their personal experiences and perspectives on career opportunities for PhDs.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Lomax, President of UNCF, will deliver the keynote speech at 7:00 P.M. Read more about Dr. Michael Lomax.

Saturday, July 26
STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS & GALA CELEBRATION

Student Research Presentations: Learn about the exciting research projects that undergraduate participants have been working on during their summer internships at Alliance research sites. Interactive poster sessions will be held in the morning, followed by oral presentations throughout the remainder of the day.

Breakfast and Lunch Panels: Leadership Alliance alumni will provide their perspectives on topics such as The Graduate School Experience, and offer career advice on finding and obtaining a postdoctoral or faculty position.

Gala Event: Join us for the gala event to honor the first 100 Leadership Alliance alumni who have earned a doctoral degree.

Sunday, July 27
CAREER PATHS & RECRUITING

Panel Discussions: Panelists will provide undergraduates with helpful information regarding The Graduate School Application Process and graduate students with practical tips on Completing Your Dissertation.

Recruiting Fair: You will have a unique opportunity to speak directly with recruiters and representatives from graduate programs at Alliance institutions as well as other public and private supporters. Learn about postdoctoral opportunities, funding opportunities, and other resources for furthering your educational and career goals.