Workshops

The PSA staff offers a variety of workshops throughout the year. These workshops focus on professional school applications, interviews, test preparation, or career exploration.
 



If you are applying to medical or dental school, you must attend a Medical/Dental Portal Workshop in the fall or early spring semester the year before you plan to apply. 
 




Therefore, if you plan to attend medical or dental school in fall 2020, you will need to attend a Portal Workshop in fall 2018 or early spring 2019, and then apply in early summer 2019!

To sign up for a workshop, just simply click on the date that you want to attend.

Special Events

2018 Events

Harvard Law School Informational

Come and meet with Alex Feinson, Assistant Director of Admissions at HLS. Learn more about studying at the famed law school and ways to positively impact your application. Everyone, from freshman to Former Student, is welcome to attend.
October 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Sophomore Informational

October 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Law School Caravan

November 7, 11:00am - 2:00pm, MSC 2300

Atlantis Healthcare Presentation

November 13, 12:00pm - 1:30pm

2019 Events

2019 ECHO Syposium

February 26, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Freshman Informational

February 28, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

All Health Professions

Essay Review Times

(No sign up necessary and please bring a hard copy of your essay(s) and your prompt)

April 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
April 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
April 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209

May 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
May 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
May 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm, JJKB 209
May 20, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
May 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209
May 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, JJKB 209

Interview Workshops

This workshop will prepare students for the Interview process for entrance into medical or dental school. Usually last about one hour and is offered in July - September.  
 

June 20, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
June 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
June 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
July 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
July 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
July 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
August 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
September 7, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
September 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
December 06, 3:00pm - 4:00pm (cancelled due to the University being closed for President Bush's funeral)

JAMP Workshops

Application Workshops

This workshop is for students wanting to apply to the JAMP program.

2019 dates TBA​

Law School Workshops

Application Workshops

This workshop will cover the basic elements of a complete law school application and help individuals develop their own timeline for completion.

Applying to law school can be stressful without thorough planning. This workshop will cover the five basic elements of the application: academic record, LSAT score, letters of recommendation, resume, and personal statement. The Law School Admission Council website, www.lsac.org, is the primary portal for providing this information and its use will be discussed. Applicants will learn to develop their own timeline and goals for the application process. Typically offered in March through October.
 

April 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Personal Statement Workshops

The Personal Statement is often the most difficult piece of the application to craft. The Internet and "How to Apply to Law School" books abound with advice: some good, some bad, some downright harmful! Karen Severn will demystify the personal statement process by first describing how a law school might evaluate you application, followed by an in-depth discussion of approaching the topic of your essay, followed by advice on brainstorming, writing and editing. the workshop is offered July through November.

2019 dates TBA

July 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
August 2, 3:30 pm - 4:30pm
August 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
September 6, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
October 5, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
October 26, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
November 8, 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

 

Medical and Dental Workshops

Application Workshops

This workshop will prepare students for the step by step process of applying. It usually last about an hour and a half and begin in April and May.
 

April 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
April 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
April 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
May 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Portal Workshops

For all of the pre-medical and pre-dental students who are wanting to apply in May or June 2019 for 2020 admission to medical or dental school, you need to attend an OPSA Portal Workshop this fall/early spring. The Portal Workshop covers what you need to be doing now to apply summer 2019.

We will give you access to the evaluation forms so you can start acquiring your letters of evaluation, discuss essays, work on identifying areas of weakness, and students will get a look at what the application entails.  These workshops usually last about an hour.

September 27,  3:00pm - 4:00pm
October 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
October 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
November 12, 11:30am - 12:30pm
November 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
January 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
January 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
February 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

 

Re-Applicant Application Workshops

This workshop will prepare assist Aggies to re-apply to medical or dental school in summer 2018, for Fall 2019 matriculation. We will cover everything students can be doing now before the application opens in May 2018.

Specifically we will be discussing the letters of evaluation, the OPSA Portal, creating a personal timeline, and important dates. Additionally, presenting yourself as a better applicant will be emphasized.

February 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
February 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Nursing Workshops

Application Workshops

The application workshop will cover the process and best tips for applying to the College of Nursing at Texas A&M University. Details to include using NursingCAS, taking the HESI examination, writing a strong personal statement, and much more.
 

2018 dates:
June 07, 2:00pm - 4:00pm 
June 15, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
November 08, 2:00pm - 4:00pm TAMU College of Nursing only
November 14, 2:00pm - 4:00pm TAMU College of Nursing only
November 15, 4:00pm - 6:00pm UT San Antonio only
November 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm TAMU College of Nursing only
2019 dates TBA​

Occupational Therapy Workshops

Application Workshop

This workshop will cover the OT school application process for 2020 admission. Topics covered include: Application timeline, GRE, transcripts, letter of recommendation, personal statements, and resumes.

​April 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
May 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Pharmacy Workshops

Application Workshops

This workshop covers the entire application process, from preparing for and taking the PCAT, to selecting professors and pharmacists to prepare your Letters of Recommendation (LOR). You will learn how to organize your last year's courses at Texas A&M and navigate PharmCAS, the national application service. This workshop is typically presented in March- June.

April 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
April 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

TAMU Early Assurance Group Advising

This group advising session gives students the opportunity to ask questions about the new Rangel COP early assurance program. Dr. Juan Bustamante from TAMHSC Rangel COP, and Brie Garcia TAMU Pre-Pharmacy Advisor will be available to answer questions. 

*Your registration lets us know you will be stopping by sometime within the time frame. Come for 5 minutes and stay for as little or as long as your schedule will allow.*

December 04, 2:30pm - 4:00pm (TAMU Early Assurance Program)
December 05, 9:00am - 11:00am (TAMU Early Assurance Program)

Physical Therapy Workshops

Application Workshops

 

This workshop will prepare Aggies to apply in 2019 for Fall 2020 admission to Physician Therapy Schools. Topics covered include the application software, letters, transcripts and essays.

April 10, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
April 26, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Physician Assistant Workshops

Application Workshops

This workshop will prepare Aggies to apply in 2019 for Fall 2020 admission to Physician Assistant Schools. Topics covered include the application software, letters, transcripts and essays.

March 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
April 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Veterinary Medicine Workshops

Application Workshops


This workshop will prepare Aggies to apply to veterinary schools in summer 2019, for Fall 2020 matriculation. We will be covering creating a personal timeline, and important dates.


April 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
April 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm

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