Weekly WMSURE Workshops

WMSURE offers weekly workshops that include one-on-one and small group advising for students. 
All fall semester workshops will be 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Ford Classroom in the SWEM Library unless noted otherwise. 

Our upcoming events are listed on the Events Calendar.

Fall 2019 Workshops

Students and faculty are welcome at all of our events. Food is provided at all events for those who register at least two days in advance. Please contact co-directors Prof. Cheryl Dickter, cldickter@wm.edu, and Prof. Natoya Haskins, nhhaskins@wm.edu, for more information. Also, see www.wm.edu/wmsure for a description of our program, resources for students, and office hours. Note: the Ford Classroom is located in the SWEM Library.

Date Workshop Description
September 4, 2019









Join us for this information session about the WMSURE program. We will talk about the opportunities available for WMSURE students, including research experiences and future workshops and events.


Please register here.

September 11, 2019

Time and Energy Management


At this workshop, we will discuss strategies for managing school work and extracurricular activities while emphasizing the maintenance of good health habits. Staff from the Counseling Center and Dean of Students office will be panelists.


Please register here.

September 18, 2019

Faculty and Student Research Panel


Learn about the exciting research that is happening on our campus.


Please register here.

September 25, 2019

Being a Happy, Healthy Student

This workshop will help you examine the various emotional challenges that you may experience while at W&M. Join our panelists who will talk about how to manage these emotional challenges and strategies that will allow you to be a happy student from your first year through graduation.


Please register here.

October 2, 2019 First Generation Students and Faculty


Join us for a panel about the experiences of first-generation students and faculty in higher education. 


Please register here.

October 9, 2019

Graduate and Professional School




Whether you are a first-year student starting to think about graduate or professional school or an upperclassman actively pursuing a degree, we’ll give you information on maximizing your chances of being a successful applicant.


Please register here.

October 23, 2019

Solo Status and Stereotype Threat

Join us for a conversation on racism, solo status, and stereotype threat on the William & Mary campus and beyond.


Please register here. 

October 30, 2019


4:30 - 5:30pm: Professional Development



5:30 - 6:30pm:

Applying to Medical School


Learn about how to maximize your status as a professional with an eye towards graduate school and your career. We’ll cover resumes, CVs, interview skills, and social media.


Dr. Donna Jackson, Assistant Dean for Admission at the VCU School of Medicine, will serve as our guest panelist for the Medical School workshop.


Please register here. 

November 6, 2019 Underrepresented Scholars in the Academy

Join us for a panel about the experiences of underrepresented students and faculty in higher education. We’ll discuss research and personal experiences and will present strategies for addressing challenges that scholars have faced.


Please register here. 

November 13, 2019 Your Life on Purpose

Happiness is the new success.  Many millennials are redefining their understanding of success away from its longstanding emphasis on a big salary and a corner office to place greater emphasis on achieving happiness and inner peace.


This workshop is designed to equip students with the tools and knowledge to achieve the “new” success.


Please register here. 

November 20, 2019 Financial Planning

This workshop will focus on establishing sound practices when it comes to your finances. We will also talk about how to prepare for paying for graduate and professional school.


Please register here. 

December 4, 2019 End-of-Semester Celebration Please register here.