Grad School: Where and How do we Start?

Are you ready to apply to graduate school? Join us for a discussion to help you get organized as you prepare for the next chapter of your academic career. We will conclude the session with a brief overview of graduate programs offered at USG. Register Today!

UMBC-Shady Grove Professional Programs Alumni Panel

Join us for an evening with UMBC-Shady Grove Professional Program graduates who are doing incredible things in their fields. You'll hear directly from our alumni about why they chose UMBC-Shady Grove and how their degree helped them to achieve their goals. You can also ask questions and gain insight into opportunities our alumni benefitted from […]

Funding Graduate School

Financial Wellness Event focusing on paying for Graduate School, USG Scholarships, and more! Presented by USG's CSEF. Register Today!

Psychology: Passion, Path, Plan

What is your passion? What are the options and possible paths to achieve your goals, and what is the best plan for you to make that happen? This workshop will help get you started thinking about this process as you consider the ways to achieve your best future. Hosted by Dr. Diane Alonso, Psychology Program […]

Crafting Your Personal Statement

Applying to graduate school often comes with one scary requirement: the personal statement. How do you tell your story in 500 - 700 words? This workshop will help you become a better advocate for yourself with simple tips for descriptive, powerful writing. Presented by USG's MCAS. Register Today!

First-Generation Students, Staff, and Faculty Panel


Calling all First-Gen Retrievers! Join UMBC’s first-generation faculty, staff, and students for a panelist discussion on what it means to be the first in their families to attend college. Our panelists will share their experiences with navigating through their academic, professional, and personal lives as first-gen students and professionals.

Preparing for Graduate School Entrance Exams

Graduate programs often require difficult standardized tests that can be daunting to approach. Don't worry—we will help you build strategies for effective test taking. This workshop will focus on universal strategies to help you game plan for a variety of graduate tests. Presented by USG's MCAS. Register Today!

I Am First: Community Space for First-Generation Retrievers


Connect with other First-Gen Retrievers! Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences with being first generation college students with other first-gen students at UMBC. This will be a space for building community and solidarity through personal reflections and sharing of resources.