OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

As you are planning for spring quarter, it’s also time to review your path to Grad School.  One step in that process is prepping for Graduate School exams.  Kaplan is spreading our message of Practice Smarter with our Get Started Free Practice Test Events.  Wherever you are on your path to Grad School a perfect start is with a practice test.  We will be hosting a free GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, OAT and PCAT tests on Saturday, March 1st at 11:00am in the UW School of Law.

Each attendee will get a detailed score report highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, complete explanations of every question, and strategies for improvement. Take the exam in-person ( or live online ( Attendees will also be eligible for a drawing for $500 off a Kaplan course!

We will send you an email confirming your registration and providing instruction for check in the day of the test.

Any questions can be directed to

Official Entry – Click here to register.…and submit your 5-7 p. Business Summary online.

Deadline Sunday midnight, February 23 (no late entries)

Judges will select the top 21 teams to advance to the UW EIC on April 3.

Examples of business summaries from previous years are available for preview, in our office and a few business summaries are available online.
Check out the outline for the Judging Criteria. … and Learn More.
And there’s more…

BPC/EIC Resource Nights: “Insights from Past EIC/BPC Participants”
Thursday, February 20, 6-7:50 pm, Dempsey Hall 104

Resource Nights are a great way to prepare for the UW Environmental Innovation Challenge and the Business Plan Competition, or simply learn what it takes to start your own business. This Thursday’s class will feature a panel of awards winners from past UW Environmental Innovation Challenges and Business Plan Competitions:
Adam Greenberg & Ryan Vogel, Pure Blue Technologies (EIC/BPC 2013)
Brian Glaister, Cadence Biomedical (BPC 2010)
Katlin Jackson, HaitiBabi (BPC 2012)
The panelists will share their experiences, the ins and outs of the competitions, and what it takes to win! Resource Nights are open to the public. Can’t make it? No problem. We’re recording it! Watch it here.

UW EIC Office Hours for student teams
Wednesdays: February 26, March 5 and 12
3-5pm, by appointment only – 30 minutes with the experts
Dempsey Hall 211, Herbold Innovation Lab
Need feedback or advice on your prototype or business plan? Teams entering the UW EIC and/or the BPC and can sign up to meet with mentors for 30-minutes of professional guidance on everything from IP to marketing. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity!  A list of mentors and a link to sign up will be available shortly on the UW EIC Facebook page and website. These will go quickly – so sign up fast.


Pam Tufts | Assistant Director
Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

UW Foster School of Business, Dempsey Hall 227

UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
Connect with UW EIC on Facebook!


Thursday, January 16th Statement of Purpose 7:00PM | MGH 238
Monday, January 20th Statement of Purpose 6:00PM | MGH 254
Tuesday, January 28th Resumes/Cover Letters 6:00PM | MGH 254
Wednesday, February 12th Resumes/Cover Letters 6:00PM | MGH
Sunday, February 23rd Resumes/Cover Letters 6:00PM | MGH
Thursday, February 27th Self-Editing 6:00PM | MGH
Monday, March 10th English 131 Outcomes Workshop 5:00PM | MGH
Tuesday, March 11th English 131 Outcomes Workshop 5:00PM |Poplar Hall 106
Wednesday, March 12th English 131 Outcomes Workshop 5:00PM |McCarty Hall 334
Thursday, March 13th English 131 Outcomes Workshop 5:00PM | MGH


Saturday ~ February 22, 2014

D209 Health Sciences Bldg

10:00 a.m. ~ Noon

 Are you interested in a future in dentistry?

Do you have questions about?

How to apply to dental school

When to apply to dental school

What pre-requisite courses to take

How to prepare your personal statement or who to ask for references

 Join us for a discussion with admissions staff & current dental students

 To register for this event

please send an email with your Full name and Contact information to:




Career (Re)Launch Workshop

Whether you’re looking to land your first job or transition to a new role after being in the workforce for several years, the UW Career Center can help guide you through your next move. The Career (Re)Launch Workshop combines three key job search workshops for alumni:

LinkedIn or Left Out?
How to build or improve an existing LinkedIn profile and use it effectively to network and gather career information.

Job Search Strategies
Learn about the most successful job search strategies, how to use them and tips for finding a job in a recovering economy.

Successful Interviewing
Practical information and tips to help you ace any interview by exploring popular questions and how to answer them, interview preparation techniques and more.

Coffee and light refreshments provided by Starbucks.

When: Thursday, Feb. 27
5:30–8:30 p.m.
Where: Mary Gates Hall, Room 134
UW Career Center, Seattle Campus
Cost: Free; advance registration encouraged.

 Register Here


OMA&D EOP and Career Services Presents: “How to Make a Powerful First Impression”  Career Workshop

GOAL: Be Prepared to start 2014 STRONG, EMPOWERED & READY for opportunities.

  • Learn How to Tell Your Story – Develop an effective “Elevator Speech”
  • Career Networking Tips – Be prepared for upcoming Career and Internship Fairs and other exciting opportunities
  • Building Professional Relationships – Learn how to meet and connect with Faculty & Professionals
  • Connect with UW Career Counselor, Tina Wang – Take advantage of great Career Resources

tina wangCheck out Tina Wang’s biography on the Career Center website  

DATE:   Wed. January 22, 2014

TIME:  3PM-4:30PM PLACE: Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) Unity Room – (3931 Brooklyn Ave & NE 40th)

Workshop Facilitators: Tina Wang, UW Career Counselor and Linda Ando, EOP Academic Adviser

WHO:  OMA&D Students (EOP/SSS/CAMP/Champions/Diversity & Costco Scholars)

RSVP: Sign Up EARLY, Deadline Date: Monday, January 20th – Enrollment 30 Students

**Send your FULL NAME, Student ID #, Major Interests ** to (Linda/EOP)   Any questions, contact Linda Ando, EOP Adviser at or 206-221-2836

It’s that time of year again!!!!
The University of Washington Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) and Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) chapters bring to you THE Annual Pre-Health Conference!!!

Every year this conference helps to cultivate, educate and inspire the next generation of culturally competent health professionals!!

THEME: Diversifying Health Though Education

When: Saturday, February 8th 9AM- 6PM (on-site registration starting at 8:15 AM)

Where: Johnson Hall, University of Washington (NE Grant Lane & W Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98105)

Who: Open to public – ANY student interested in ANY discipline of health sciences (pre-med, pre-dent, pre-nursing, pre-pharm, social work, public health, etc)

What: Renowned key note speakers, sessions on health disparities, current health issues, professional development, hands on workshops, and professional student panels.


EARLY REGISTRATION: General: $10|| High School Students: free


–> 3 RENOWNED Key Note Speakers


–>MOCK INTERVIEWS offered by UW Medical & Dental Students!!!



Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health:
–>Immigrant/undocumented health disparities
–>LGBTQ Health & Health Disparities
–>Global Health Disparities
–>”Invisible Population” Health Disparities

Exploring Health Careers
–> Interdisciplinary Panel
–> Visual (acupunture/chiropractor)
–> DO. vs. MD. vs. Naturopath
–> Public Health & Social Work

1:50-2:50 PM
Session #3:
–> Personal Statement
–> MCAT Changes for 2015 & test-taking strategies
–> Research
–> Stress management “Study smarter, not harder”
–> Conducting yourself as a professional
–> College Admission Workshop

3:00-4:30 PM
Hands on Workshops:
–>Dental Simulations


EARLY REGISTRATION: Undergraduates Students: $10|| High School Students: free

AT DOOR: Undergraduates Students: $15|| High School Students: free
(School ID required for discount at the door)

***Breakfast and lunch included with registration!***

Raffle & prizes throughout event!!

Please contact Jessica Sachara (MAPS President) with any further questions at


TEMPLATE_CENTERFall 2013 Scholarship Workshops

 Freshman Scholarship 101 – Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships – MGH 171

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 4:30-5:20

 Scholarship 201 – The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships – MGH 171

  • Tues., Oct. 22, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tues., Nov. 5, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Thurs., Nov. 21, 2013, 4:30-5:20

 Personal Statement Writing – MGH 171

  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 2:30-3:20

 Curriculum Vitae or Scholarship Resume Writing – MGH 171

  • Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013, 3:30-4:20

 Getting Great Recommendation Letters – MGH 171

  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 1:30-2:20

Students are invited to meet with a member of our Admissions team for a brief discussion of the profession of social work, our BASW curriculum and admissions application process, followed by Q&A.

Students should register for an upcoming information session by visiting the School of Social Work admissions web page at

Friday, November 15, 2013, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

All sessions will be held in the UW Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 307.

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