Professor Jeff Tecosky-Feldman. Photo: Peter Tobia

Jeff Tecosky-Feldman speaking during the 1st annual meeting of the MSP. Photo: Peter Tobia.


Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP) is a student-run networking and mentoring program dedicated to the goal of academic excellence.

Student coordinators, in collaboration with faculty and deans, plan workshops designed to communicate the wisdom and experience of upperclassmen to new students. Open to all students in all disciplines, MSP sponsors workshops, panel discussions, trips to graduate school fairs, as well as convening informal gatherings that foster mentoring.

Get Acquainted Pizza Dinner

  • Friday, September 5
  • DC Bryn Mawr Room
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner & informal conversation
  • 6:00 p.m. Presentation

Come meet the student and faculty MSP coordinators and hear about what participation in MSP can do for you, over a Pizza dinner.


Workshops

All workshops are in the Dining Center Swarthmore Room, with special dessert provided. Bring your food in from the line starting at 5:30. (Mealtickets available for active MSP members) The workshops run from 6-7pm. Students are expected to remain for the entire workshop!

  • Wednesday, September 17
  • DC Swarthmore Room
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Workshop

The Transition

Students and faculty share ideas on adjusting study and time-management habits to excel in the very different demands of college coursework. Learn about forming study groups, balancing work and play, and strategies for academic success. Find out how students use the Office of Academic Resources.


  • Wednesday, September 24
  • DC Swarthmore Room
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Workshop

Budgeting Time and Money

Hear about ``semester blueprinting'' and other strategies and resources to manage time effectively. Students will also talk about financial resources on campus, campus jobs and ways to stretch your dollars.


  • Wednesday, October 1
  • DC Swarthmore Room
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Workshop

The Rules of the Game

Academics is a rarified society with its own unwritten rules and peculiar culture. Knowing these rules (e.g. how to compose emails without offending your prof; how to ask/talk about grades) is essential to success. Hear from students and faculty how to avoid unintentional plagiarism.


  • Wednesday, October 8
  • DC Swarthmore Room
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Workshop

How to use Writing Resources

Students will explain how they’ve used the Writing Center and writing partners to turn B papers into A papers. A representative from the library will introduce you to the system of one-on-one personal consultation for help with research papers. Faculty will talk frankly about expectations of student writing.


  • Wednesday, November 5
  • DC Swarthmore Room
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Workshop

Summer Internships

It’s freezing outside, but now is the time to think ahead to the summer! Hear about how to apply for a host of internships from the CPGC, the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH) and in the Natural Sciences. Learn about what you should be doing over winter break to prepare for applications, and hear about how the Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) can help you get started with resumes and applications.


  • Wednesday, December 3
  • DC Swarthmore Room
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Workshop

Preparing For Finals/Final Papers

Hear advice from a panel of students and faculty on managing Haverford’s unusual self-scheduled finals period.