6th Annual Grad School Boot Camp

The McNair Scholars Program at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites you and your students to the 6thAnnual Grad School Boot Camp at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event will take place on May 22 & 23, 2019, and features an intensive two-day workshop facilitated by international speaker and author, Dr. Donald Asher.


During boot camp, students will focus on strategies to help gain admission to highly competitive graduate programs and have a chance to meet with graduate recruiters during our graduate school fair. Dr. Asher is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the graduate admissions process and will focus on the following:


  • Benefits of graduate education
  • Challenges to pursuing a graduate degree
  • How to properly use on-line resources to search graduate programs
  • How to identify and contact faculty in programs of interest
  • How to stand out in the application process
  • How to craft the personal statement
  • Graduate School Panel
  • The GRE and more…


The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and snacks for both days and limited campus parking. Registration will close on May 3, 2019. For additional questions, please contact Sonia Valencia, McNair Program Manager  at (210) 458-4274. Or you can contact our office at (210) 458-4286


Hotel accommodations can be made at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel located or the Holiday Inn San Antonio – Downtown Market Square. Mention UTSA Graduate School Boot Camp for special conference rates.

Hilton DoubleTree Hotel – 502 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd – (210) 224-7155

Holiday Inn San Antonio – Downtown Market Square – 318 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd – (210) 225-3211

We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!

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