Introducing the New Colorado Advantage Graduate Preview Weekend for college seniors, recent graduates and masters degree students interested in pursuing a STEM doctoral degree at the University of Colorado Boulder!
Participating Departments and Programs
The Colorado Advantage
This year's program took place November 1, 2012 – November 3, 2012.
Check back for news on the 2013 Colorado Advantage application deadline.
This new program is intended to introduce college seniors interested in graduate school (PhD only) to the outstanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) doctoral programs at CU-Boulder.
Students will participate in tours and workshops that:
- showcase the benefits of earning a CU-Boulder STEM doctoral degree
- assist students in preparing competitive graduate school applications
- allow students to meet with faculty and tour labs in their areas of interest
- provide the opportunity to meet with current underrepresented doctoral students and gain insight in the community that exists at CU-Boulder
- let students experience the natural beauty of Boulder
Travel and lodging will be provided for accepted students.
This program is open to students from groups severely underrepresented in STEM graduate education, as defined by the National Science Foundation. These groups include African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives that hold tribal membership, and Pacific Islanders (native peoples of Hawaii, Guam and Samoa). Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents to qualify.
Minimum GPA: 3.0, 3.25 for engineering (on a 4.0 scale)
Colorado Advantage participants will be selected based on academic qualifications that would indicate their ability to be admitted into a CU-Boulder doctoral program.
Application deadline: Application review begins October 8, 2012 and continues until program is full.
The application to the Colorado Advantage consists of the following:
Curriculum Vita Guidelines
Your CV should include: Name, Contact Information, Educational History, Employment History, Honors & Awards, Affiliations, and Publications. For each of the below sections, be sure to include the following information.
Name: Full legal name, matching your name entered elsewhere in the application.
Contact Information: Provide addresses, email and phone numbers for your current address and permanent address.
Educational History: Please include any academic information for all post-secondary institutions you have attended (including institutions you are currently attending). Be sure to include the following information for each institution listed.
From institutions where you have completed a degree: Institution, From Date, To Date, Degree/Diploma, and GPA. Please use a 4.0 Scale to report your Cumulative GPA. Consider A as 4 points, B as 3, C as 2, D as 1, and F as 0.
From institutions where you have not completed a degree: Institution, From Date, To Date, and Course Title for each course (or Unofficial Transcript).
Employment History: Please include information on any additional nonacademic, industrial, or professional experiences from start of undergraduate work to present. Be sure to include the following information for each position listed: Employer, Job Title, Start Date, End Date, City, and State.
Honors and Awards: Please include any scholarships, prizes, honors, or other special recognitions you have received. For each item be sure to include the Honor/Award and Award Date.
Affiliations: Please list any additional honor societies and learned professional societies of which you are a member, as well as positions held. For each affiliation be sure to include the Activity, Start Date, End Date and Position.
Participating Interdisciplinary PhD Programs
For more information, contact: Barbara.Kraus@colorado.edu