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WSU Health Professions Student Center Workshops

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Find out when and where you can attend a Health Professions workshop.

Improving Your Skills

From the basics of maintaining your grades to recommendation letters to practice interviews, our workshops help you prepare for the professional school application process.

One-hour workshops are offered throughout each semester. Check the calendar for current offerings.

Academic Success

Mindset: Making the Grade in Pre-Health*

This workshop demonstrates the skills and techniques practiced by successful pre-professional students. Learn what they do to get on track to become a competitive professional school applicants. Discussions will include issues and questions ranging from “How do I find balance between my homework and the exciting transition to college?” to “How do I study for my chemistry exam?”

Pre-Advising  Workshop*

Stay on track to your academic goals! This workshop focuses on your responsibilities and what you need to do before your advising appointment to get the most out of the meeting and make the best use of your time. Remember: all students must meet with their advisor prior to registering for the next semester.

* Mandatory for all first-year Health Professions students.

Starting Your Journey

Recommendation Letters

Attend this event to learn more about who to ask, when to ask, and how to ask for letters of recommendation. If you are applying to professional schools (medical, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, and others), this session can save you time and help you stay on track for a timely and competitive application. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to attend.

Resume Workshop

Attend this resume workshop where we will cover the basics of creating a modern a resume tailored to fit your needs. Bring your current resume if you have one as you will also have the chance to get expert feedback from faculty and staff members. All Health Professions students are encouraged to attend.

Apply Your Knowledge

Interview Basics

Open to all students who are currently applying to any professional healthcare school. We will cover preparatory information needed for success in professional interviews.

This presentation is a prerequisite to participate in the Small Group Interview follow up workshop.

Small Group Interview

This session gives you the opportunity to practice your interview techniques. In these small and friendly group environments, you can learn by listening to how others answer questions. A maximum of five (5) students are permitted in each session.

Prerequisite: Attendance at a prior Interview Basics presentation.
Pre-registration is required. Call the Health Professions Student Center at 335-4549 at least 14 days in advance.

Nursing Interview Preparation Workshop

There will be 3 workshops to help students prepare for their interviews at the WSU College of Nursing. All pre-nursing students are welcome, but those who have applied for the upcoming semester are strongly encouraged to attend. We will discuss the format of the interviews and practice answering commonly asked questions. The same information will be presented at each session, so select the date/time that works best for you.

Pharmacy Application Workshop

Open to all students currently applying to any professional school of pharmacy. We cover completing a PharmCAS and supplemental applications, Early Decision and regular application deadlines, writing your essay, approaching faculty to request letters of recommendation, practicing your interview, and knowing how pharmacy schools make their final decisions for admission.