PLU Graduate Institute Lecture Series
The PLU Graduate Institute Lecture Series is designed to educate and empower the PLU community around topics dealing with graduate studies and higher education in general. We plan to present one topic per month during the fall and spring semesters.
Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Location: Anderson University Center, Room 134
Presented by: Wendy Olsen, Organizational Psychologist
Wendy Olsen is an organizational psychologist. Utilizing basic concepts from systems thinking and individual and group psychology, Ms. Olsen leads participants to discover their inherent values, talents, and passions. With over 20 years of leadership, vocational and educational counseling, Ms.Olsen brings a wide and varied knowledge of industries, educational programs, and vocational possibilities. Ms. Olsen has earned BA's in Psychology and Political Science; MA in Organizational Psychology. Her clients include The Boeing Leadership Center, JAS Design Build, Highline Community College, The College Success Foundation, Antioch University Seattle, and Washington Women's Employment and Education.
Join an interactive workshop designed to help you identify your core values, talents and passions. Using these, you'll imagine a future for yourself and the steps you need to take to attain your goals and bring your unique self to the work and world. Light refreshments will be served.
Directions to AUC 134
Past Lecture Series Events
How to Pay for Graduate School
Date TBD--Fall 2013
We had a great turnout in Spring of 2013, so we will offer this one again in Fall 2013
Presented by: Rachel Christopherson, PLU Director of Graduate Admission
After earning a BA in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999, Rachel worked with graduate students at the Monterey Institute of International Studies until 2010 when she joined PLU. Rachel began her MBA at the Monterey Institute hopes to continue and complete her degree at PLU.
Funding for graduate and doctoral studies can be a daunting subject to research, but there are typical categories of funding that are common across the US. Come and find out what questions you can ask of universities and programs you are considering, how to make accurate comparisons across programs, and how to give yourself a realistic financial picture. (Note: this subject is not PLU specific---it will be helpful for anyone considering graduate or doctoral studies.) Light refreshments will be served.
Test SoupWill be offered again in the spring of 2014
Presented by Joseph Colon, HERO program, College Success Foundation, and Princeton Review professional
Joseph works as a test-prep instructor with the Princeton Review and teaches courses for the GRE, ACT, SAT, SAT II Math, and GMAT. He began teaching for the Princeton Review while pursing his undergraduate degree at the University of Puget Sound. In addition to the Princeton Review, Joseph works as a Higher Education Readiness Adviser with the College Success Foundation. For years Joseph has empowered students to achieve exception scores on standardized tests as well as academic excellence. He has a deft understanding of the content and strategies employed by the various tests under his purview as well as the pedagogical techniques to impart this ability to his students.
During the lecture, Joseph will talk about the 7 Key Strategies used by successful test-takers using specific examples from the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT.
If you have any questions about the presentations, or there are topics you'd like to see covered, please contact:
PLU Director of Graduate Admission