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.
Multicultural Scholars Program
Fall Workshop Schedule 2013
When: Open Discussion over dinner 5:30-6pm; Workshop 6-7pm
Where: DC Bryn Mawr Room
Friday, September 6: Get Acquainted
Come meet the student and faculty MSP coordinators and other important faculty, staff and administrators; hear about what participation in MSP can do for you. PIZZA WILL BE SERVED!
Wednesday, September 18: 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 to use the Office of Academic Resources (OAR).
Wednesday, September 25: Resources for Academic Excellence
Learn the secrets of academic success from faculty and a panel of upperclassmen who have 'been there, done that.' Hear about opportunities to tutor/be tutored in various help-centers on campus, and from faculty on how best to approach professors in office hours. Learn about the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) and other fellowship and internship opportunities.
Wednesday, October 2: The Rules of the Game
Academics is a rarified society with its own unwritten rules and peculiar culture. Knowing these rules (eg how to compose emails without offending your prof; how to ask about grades) is essential to success. Hear from students and faculty how to avoid unintentional plagiarism.
Wednesday, October 9: 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 6: 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 Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC), the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH) and the Koshland Integrated Natural Science Center (KINSC). 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 4: Preparing For Finals/Final Papers
Hear advice from a panel of students and faculty on managing Haverford's unusual self-scheduled finals period.
MSP Student Coordinators:
Cruz Arroyo '15, Ananda Coleman '16, Neshka Dantinor '16, Kelsey Owyang '16, David Sidibe '16, Joaquin Vargas '16