Weekly WMSURE Workshops

WMSURE offers weekly workshops that include one-on-one and small group advising for students. 
All summer workshops will be 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the York Room in the Sadler Center unless noted otherwise. 

Our upcoming events are listed on the Events Calendar.

Summer 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 York Room is located in the Sadler Center.

Date Workshop Description
May 29, 2019


Your Life on Purpose: How to Find What Matters and Create the Life You Want






Happiness is the new success.  Many millennials are redefining their understanding of success away from its traditional 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.


Professors Kelly Crace and Janise Parker will facilitate this workshop.


Please register here.

June 5, 2019

Race, Class & the Experiences of Underrepresented Students at Elite Colleges

Join us for a discussion of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Dr. Anthony A. Jack. 


We’ll discuss the impact of The Privileged Poor on the national conversation about access, diversity, and higher education in the 21st century and what underrepresented students can learn from this book to improve their college experience.


The workshop will begin with a 15 minute video of Dr. Jack discussing the central themes of his book along with elements of his own experience as a first-generation student at an elite college.


Please read the following analysis of Dr. Jack and his research prior to the workshop: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-This-Man-Change-How-Elite/245714


Please register here.

June 12, 2019

Career, College and Life Success


This workshop will feature Merci Best, who is a WMSURE alumni, current Pharmacology PhD Candidate at the University of Virginia, and one of our truly great ambassadors.


Merci will discuss her WMSURE experience and share tips for success in college, career and life.


Professor Liz Raposa will co-facilitate this workshop.


Please register here.

June 19, 2019

Eating Healthy On A Budget


Healthy food can be expensive.  Therefore, it can be difficult to eat well when you’re on a tight budget. The good news, though, is there are many ways to save money and still eat healthy.


Join us for a discussion on tips and strategies that can help you eat healthy on a budget.


Stephanie May, the W&M Campus Dietitian, will serve as our guest panelist.


Please register here.

June 26, 2019

Presentation and Conference Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Conferences are great places to network, share your research with a wider audience, develop new ideas, raise your visibility and get inspired!


In this workshop Professors Artisia Green, Chris Howard and WMSURE Undergraduate Fellow Daniel Villegas will lead a discussion on presentation and conference opportunities for undergraduate students. 


The workshop will focus on how to find academic conferences relevant to your field, how to prepare for conferences, and what to expect at conferences.


Please register here.

July 10,  2019

Research Report Day

This workshop will be devoted to getting students to give a brief (5-7 minute) report on the research they conducted over the summer. 


This will be informal.  Feel free to use PowerPoints, posters or whatever format to present your research.


Also, please write a summary of your research (250-300 words) and submit it on the day of your presentation.


Please register here.

July 17, 2019

Planning for the Fall Term and Celebration

In this workshop, we will help you plan for the fall, with an eye towards

maximizing your productivity with a focus on research and class preparation.


Professors Dickter and Haskins will co-facilitate this workshop.


Please register here.