The Center for Advancement of Students and Alumni (CASA) aims to support undergraduate student and recent alumni progressions beyond the bachelor’s degree into professional programs for attaining J.D.’s, Ph.D’s, and M.D.’s. CASA is a new pipeline program initiative at Georgia State University as of Fall 2017. Some of my current work with CASA leverages my quantitative research and analytic skills to help advance student success and career achievement into these programs by developing an Early Identification System (EIS) to target students best suited for succeeding in these degree paths. This work is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation which promotes student progression towards advanced degrees in the Humanities.
I also work with the Center to plan professional development programming (i.e. workshops, expert panels) and blogs on admissions, financial planning, and other relevant topics/skills to bolster student preparedness as they begin planning for their futures. I am currently a co-leader of a bi-weekly seminar which helps students prepare to take the GRE. “GRE Game Nights” use games, lectures, and workshops to help undergraduate students master vocabulary, math, and writing skills that they will need to take the GRE and succeed in graduate (PhD and Masters) programs. We often administer practice tests to be able to track student progression through learning objectives that will help to improve their GRE scores.
Additionally, I provide individual consulting and mentoring to undergraduate students with an interest in these professional degrees. Each week I host office hours in the CASA space to consult on individual development plans, application materials, and career paths.
Promotional material that I created through Canva for some of the CASA events I organized are available below:
- Confessions of Graduate Student Speaker Panel
- “How Do I Stand Out?”:Preparing Your Graduate Applications Flyer
- CASA Nomination Platform Cards
- Pre-Law Practice Panels Fall Schedules
- Taking the Best “Selfie” Advancing Your Professional Image Flyer