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College of the Sciences

Professional Opportunities

Here are some resources to find a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) , apply for a Scholarshipor apply to Graduate School.

Make sure to check out great general professional resources including the MAA Math Career Page and Central Career Services

Grad CAMP 2020: Graduates Creating Applications for More Professional Experiences

Flyer (.pdf)

Where: Zoom - click here to register

When: every-other- Wednesday over Summer 2020: July 8, July 22, Aug 5, Aug 19, Sept 16*.

Time: 12:00 - 1:00PM

What? During these sessions we will:

• Discuss Summer preparation timeline including studying for the GRE
• Review our application materials including personal essay and CV.
• Make a list of programs to apply for post-graduation
• Create a Fall timeline for finding letter writers and finalizing your materials

  Meeting Notes Meeting Recording Meeting Assignments

July 8: Welcome Meeting

Meeting 01 Notes (PDF) Meeting 01 Recording (Video link)
July 22: Reviewing Statement of Purpose Meeting 02 Notes (PDF) Meeting 02 Recording (Video link)
  • Continue to edit Statement of Purpose & continue GRE prep
  • Create a list of programs you're interested in applying for.
  • Create initial CV/Resume
Aug 5 Meeting 03 Notes (PDF) No video made :(
  • Bring a solid draft for your Statement of Purpose.
  • Decide if you’re taking the GRE

Aug 19 Meeting 04 Notes (PDF) Students shared personal info, no video
  • Make a list of application plans (with deadlines). IDEA: Make a spreadsheet to track when each component is submitted
  • Email who you’ll be using for letter writers. 
  • Create a fall timeline for your final application process

Sept 16* 

Meeting 05 Notes (PDF) Meeting Video

Check out:

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

Funding at CWU for Undergraduate Research:

Comprehensive list of Summer REUs:

Scholarship Opportunities

The best source for applying to scholarships at Central Washington is

Other opportunities to be aware of for math majors include:

Applying for Graduate School

Before you start reading this - Why do so many graduate students quit? 

Organizations that Support Applying for Graduate School

Graduate School Application Components

Getting Ready to Go to Graduate School


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