Achievement Fund Applications Now Accepted for Spring or Summer 2016

If you are interested in applying for financial support for study or service abroad, an internship, or any other academic enrichment that you can justify for the Spring or Summer of 2016, now is the time to act.

Deadline for Achievement Fund Applications:  October 19th, 2015

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CHC Priority Registration Begins October 13

Cook Honors College students will schedule beginning on October 13th.  You should schedule a meeting in the next two weeks with your academic adviser to plan your spring schedule.  Freshman will have a detailed overview of their requirements for the CHC curriculum tonight and on Wednesday during the Fall First Year Workshop.

This weeks workshop will cover:

1.  CHC Requirements for Graduation and Liberal Studies

2.  Degree Works (tracking your progress towards graduation)

3.  How to Prepare Your Adviser to Help You Schedule.

Pre-med Seminars – First Workshop (MCAT Advice)

Not sure about the medical school application process?

Have questions about the MCAT? When to take it or how to study?

Want advice on personal statements specifically for medical school?

Need to figure out what medical schools sound right for you?

I’m here to help! As a senior pre-medical student, I have struggled with the medical school application process. I want to help students applying next year or the year after that prepare for the application process, the MCAT, and selecting medical schools. All of these are difficult decisions and I would have liked more guidance.

 The first seminar will be Thursday September 17th, at 6pm in Weyandt Hall.

 If you have any questions (or suggestions) feel free to email Breanna Dominguez at!

Pre-Law Society Informational Meeting

Pre-Law Society Informational Meeting
Tuesday, September 1, 6 p.m.
165 Keith Hall

Come meet other students who are interested in law school, and help create an agenda for the club.

All IUP students are welcome to join the Pre-Law Society, which serves as a valuable resource for those interested in law school and law-related careers.

Joining IUP’s Pre-Law Society gives you:

  • leadership opportunities
  • access to resources compiled by the Pre-Law Society
  • information about law school and law-related careers
  • a place to meet other students with interests similar to yours
  • a chance to visit law schools in the area

Plus, the Pre-Law Society is a lot of fun.

Questions about the Pre-Law Society should be sent to the group’s president, Patricia Gonzales at

Cook Honors College Co-Curricular Workshops – Fall 2015

CHC first year students are required to attend a series of workshops for which they will receive credit for up to 30 hours of community service.  All students awarded a merit scholarship have a 60 hour requirement for service every year, with workshops accounting for up to half of this requirement for first year students.

This year we are offering two workshop sessions instead of one.  We believe this will lead to a much better student experience.  All students (who do not have a class) must attend the first session on Wednesday, August 26th at 11:15 am in the Great Hall.

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Getting into Law School Workshop

How do I apply to law school?   When should I start applying?  What all do I need to apply to law school?  How many law schools should I apply to?  Which law schools should I apply to?  How much is all this going to cost?

If these questions sound familiar, then this workshop’s for you.

Getting into Law School Workshop
Saturday, March 28
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
taught by Prof. Gwen Torges of the Political Science Department

You will learn:

  • about the application process and the important deadlines
  • what law school admissions officials are looking for
  • strategies for getting the best possible letters of recommendation
  • how to set yourself and your application apart from the crowd!

The workshop is FREE but you must register by Thursday, March 26.  After you register, you will be sent information about location and about a packet that you need to purchase.

Send an email to Kyleen at  Deadline to register is Thursday, March 26, 2015.

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Phi Kappa Phi GRE and LSAT Strategy Sessions and Practice Tests

Dear Student,

The Princeton
Review and IUP would like to invite you to attend FREE Strategy Sessions and Practice Tests for the GRE and LSAT.
Please look below for event information.

April 23rd, 2013

Strategy Session


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Strategy Session


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April 27th, 2013

Practice Test


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Practice Test


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After the
test, students will receive customized score reports detailing their strengths
and weaknesses. Interested students should enroll online at or by phone at 1-800-2REVIEW.

contact J.B. Smith, Vice President of IUP Phi Kappa Phi, at with questions.


IUP  Phi Kappa Phi and The Princeton Review

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Summer Employment and Internship Fair

The IUP Career Development Center is sponsoring the 14th annual Summer
Employment & Internship Fair next week on Thursday, February 21 from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the HUB Ohio Room.

The SEIF provides students with an opportunity to meet with employers
who are hiring for summer, part-time, temporary, and internship
positions.  Please check out for
more information.  Currently there are 39 registered employers, and the
list can be found at The
employers include summer camps, retail, sales, financial services and
social services.

Webinar: LinkedIn Makeover with Donna Serdula

3/6/2013 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

LinkedIn offers job
seekers a vast online community of supporters who will be there to help
them get jobs. Donna Serdula takes us back to the basics to remind us of
the importance of building a powerful and engaging profile, one that
will not only be found in searches, but that accurately reflects
accomplishments and capabilities. It’s not rocket science, but it does
require a commitment of time and an occasional review to keep relevant.
Serdula’s book, LinkedIn Makeover, is a must read for LinkedIn users. Register online.

Webinar: Personal Branding with Sherri Thomas

4/3/2013 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Our Alumni Career Speaker Series in April will feature Sherri Thomas, a career coach and author of the book Five Steps to a Powerful Personal Brand.
She learned a great deal about brand during her career working as a
community relations director for NBC and producing more than 250
commercials. Her passion and interest is to help people stand out in a
crowded job market. To do that, she helps job seekers focus on the five
most important things they need to do to develop a personal and
memorable brand.  Register online.