PSA Workshops

 


The PSA staff offer a variety of workshops throughout the year to help students with professional school applications, interviews, essay reviews, and more.





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

Special Events

2023 Events

ECHO Healthcare Symposium
Tuesday, February 21, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Bethancourt Ballroom


First Year Informational  
Thursday, February 16, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

All Professions Workshops

Gap Years 101

Attendees will learn more about gap years and how to leverage/maximize these to ensure they are the most competitive applicant to their chosen professional school program as possible. 

To register for a workshop, please click the link below.
Wednesday, November 9, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Tuesday, November 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday, December 8, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday, March 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Thursday, March 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday, April 10, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Professional Communication 101

Participants will learn the basics of professional communication in a variety of forms and will gain specific tools to put into practice to refine their current skills.

To register for this workshop, please click the link below.
Wednesday, May 3, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

PSA Money Talks

This workshop provides attendees with an extensive overview of costs associated with the application and interview process for professional school. Provides resources and strategies for estimating and budgeting for various application costs from examination to acceptance.

To register for a workshop, please click the link below.
Wednesday, September 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 4, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, October 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Friday, December 2, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, March 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, April 6, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Friday, May 5, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

All Healthcare Professions

Essay Review Times

Essay Reviews are held virtually through Zoom.  Instructions on how to register for a review are sent through our listservs a day or two before the review date.  These reviews are offered April - August.

Dates and times are tbd

Interview Workshops

These workshops prepare students for the interview process for entrance into professional schools.  Discussion includes interview tips and advice for virtual and in person interviews, to general interview mistakes and issues, to FAQs.‚Äč

To register for a workshop, please click a link below.

Personal Statement

Participants will gain strategies and specific on and off campus resources to support them during each phase of the writing process. These workshops periodically throughout the year.

Please click on the link to register for a workshop.
Thursday, April 6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wednesday, April 12, 3:30p - 4:30pm
Tuesday, May 2, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday, June 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm

JAMP

Application Workshops

These workshops are for pre-JAMP students only.  We will go over the JAMP online application and explain the required documentation for the OPSA office. These workshops are typically offered in April and May.

To register for a workshop, click on a link below.
Dates/times are tbd

Law

Application Workshops

This workshop will cover the law school application process. Topics covered: application timeline, LSAT, budget for the application process, Credential Assembly Service (CAS), letters of recommendation, transcripts, resume, personal statement, addendums, and more. 

Applicants will learn how to navigate the application portal, develop a timeline, and set personal goals for the application process. 

To register for a workshop, click on a link below
Wednesday, March 22, 5:30pm (Application and Personal Statement combo, with Pre-Law Society)
Friday, April 7, 2:00pm - 3:00pm  (Application and Personal Statement combo)
Wednesday, May 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Visit tx.ag/psavirtual to login and watch a recording at your convenience.

Personal Statement Workshops

This workshop will cover one of the most difficult pieces of the law school application: the personal statement.
 
Things to consider: How might a law school evaluate your statement? Why do you want to attend law school? While being told you were good at arguing from a young age is nice, you need to dig deeper. Tip: Do not share that in your personal statement.

To register for a workshop, click on a link below
Wednesday, March 22, 5:30pm (Application and Personal Statement combo, with Pre-Law Society)
Friday, April 7, 2:00pm - 3:00pm  (Application and Personal Statement combo)
Tuesday, May 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 8, 4:00pm - 5:00pm


Visit tx.ag/psavirtual to login and watch a recording at your convenience.

Personal Statement and Resume Review Drop ins

To attend a drop in session, you MUST have both your personal statement and your resume completed. 

Please click on the link below to attend a drop in session.
Thursday, April 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Friday, June 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday, July 18, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Friday, August 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Medical and Dental

EY24 Applicant Group Advising

EY24 Applicant Group Advising:
Hoping to start medical or dental school in the fall of 2024? Want to get a jump start on preparing to become a top applicant by June 2023? The Group Advising sessions are designed to help students plan their last year before submitting an application to medical or dental school. Topics will vary based on participant questions, but generally cover ideal MCAT/DAT testing times, evaluation letters, self-evaulation and more!  

Dates/times TBA


 

Portal Workshops

The Portal workshop is only for pre-medical and pre-dental students applying in the summer 2023 for fall 2024 matriculation into medical or dental school. 
This workshop will explain help you develop an application timeline, learn to navigate the OPSA Portal and understand which documents and evaluation letters are required. 

 
To register for a workshop, please click the link below.
Thursday, September 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday, October 5, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday, November 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday, December 15, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Thursday, January 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, February 8, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Re-Applicant and Former Student Portal Workshop

This workshop will prepare assist Aggies to re-apply to medical or dental school in summer 2023, for fall 2024 matriculation. 

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.

 
To register for a workshop, click on the link below.
Wednesday, February 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Portal Q&A Drop-ins

With the OPSA Portal deadlines rapidly approaching, these Q&A drop-ins will support EY 2024 applicants utilizing this resource through addressing inquiries and reduce response time for those requests sent to opsa-portal@tamu.edu.

To Join the drop-ins, click the corresponding link below.
April 2023 dates tbd

Application Workshops

These workshops prepare students for the step-by-step application process with a focus on TMDSAS.
 
To register for a workshop, click on a link below.

 

Nursing

Application Workshops

Our application workshops are virtual and will cover the process and best tips for applying to nursing school. Details include using NursingCAS, taking the HESI/TEAS, writing a strong personal statement, and much more. 
 
To register for a workshop, please click the link below.
Monday, October 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
Friday, September 23, 10:00am - 11:00am 
Tuesday, September 6, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, November 9, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Monday, December 5, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Visit tx.ag/psavirtual to login and watch a recording at your convenience.

 

Occupational Therapy

Application Workshops

This workshop will cover the OT school application process.  Topics covered: GRE, application timeline, transcripts, letters of evaluation, shadow hours, community service, personal statements, and resumes.  OTCAS opens annually in July.
 
To register for a workshop, please click the link below.
Tuesday, April 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm (w/OTS)
Wednesday, May 3, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Friday, May 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Visit tx.ag/psavirtual to login and watch a recording at your convenience.
 

Personal Statement and Resume Review Drop ins

To attend a drop in session, you MUST have either your personal statement or your resume completed. 

Please click on the link below to attend a drop in session.
Tuesday, April 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 10, 3:00p  - 4:00pm
Thursday, June 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pharmacy

Application Workshops

This workshop will cover the pharmacy school application process.  Topics covered: application timeline, PCAT, transcripts, letters of evaluation, shadow hours, community service, personal statements, and resumes.  PharmCAS opens annually in July.

Please click on the link to register for a workshop.
Thursday, January 12, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 7, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Physical Therapy

Application Workshops

This workshop will cover the PT school application process.  Topics covered: application timeline, GRE, transcripts, letters of evaluation, shadow hours, community service, personal statements, and resumes.  PTCAS opens annually in June.

Please click on the link to register for a workshop.
Thursday, April 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, May 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

 

Physician Assistant

Application Workshops

These workshops prepare Aggies to apply in 2022 for fall 2023 admission to PA Schools. Topics covered include the application software, letters, transcripts and essays.

Please click on the link to register for a workshop.
Dates/times tba


Visit tx.ag/psavirtual to login and watch a recording at your convenience.

PA Prep

This PA Prep workshop focuses on next steps and making sure you are on track to apply!

Please click on the link to register for a workshop.
Dates/times tba

Veterinary Medicine

Pre-Application Workshop

For pre-vet students interested in beginning preparations to apply to vet schools the summer of 2023 for admission to vet school in the fall of 2024.

Please click on the link to register for a workshop.
Thursday, February 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday, March 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 25, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 3, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Friday, June 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Application Workshops

This workshop will prepare Aggies to apply to veterinary schools in summer 2023, for fall 2024 matriculation. We will cover creating a personal timeline and important dates.

Please click on the link to register for a workshop.
Thursday, April 27, 3:00pm
Monday, May 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Thursday, May 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Monday, July 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

 

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