Summer Success Symposium

The Summer Success Symposium is a one day event for new and continuing MS/PhD and PhD students from across all graduate fields who identify as belonging to groups historically underrepresented in graduate education. The symposium has a particular focus on bringing together recipients of graduate fellowships in support of diversity as well as all other doctoral scholars who identify as students of color, first generation college (FGC) students, and/or who identify with other historically underrepresented groups such as LGBTQQ+ identified students, Veterans, students with disabilities, women in STEM, students with DACA status, Panel of students speakingand others. MS students interested in pursuing doctoral studies are also welcome to this event.

Through this symposium, participants have the opportunity to form connections and establish community. This symposium also provides participants with the opportunity to engage with successful Cornell alumni, faculty, and professionals with shared experiences as diverse scholars. Summer Success Symposium keynote and workshop content focuses on providing participants with access to knowledge and insights that will help them navigate their successful transition to and progression in their graduate studies.


2019 Summer Success Symposium

Save the Date: August 21, 2019 | 8:30-4:00pm | Biotechnology Building


8:30-9:00am Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:10am Welcome Remarks
9:10-10:20amMastering Your Transition Into & Progression Through Graduate School – Current Student Panel
10:30am-12:30pmPractical Steps for Completing Your Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation
Facilitator: Wendy Carter-Veale, Ph.D., Dissertation Coach & Program Coordinator at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County
12:30-2:00pmLuncheon Keynote
Introduction of the Keynote Speaker: Adrienne Scott, Ph.D. Student, Government, Graduate School Dean’s Scholar
Speaker: Diane Wong, M.A. ’15, Ph.D. ‘18 Government, Cornell Bouchet Scholar, Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University
2:10-3:40pm#IamRemarkable – Becoming Comfortable with the Practice of Self-Promotion
Presented by Google
3:40-4:00pmClosing Remarks
Speaker: Amnon Ortoll-Bloch, PhD Candidate, Chemistry, Graduate School Dean's Scholar

View 2019 Summer Success Symposium Presenter Bios

Event Sponsors

Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement, Diversity Programs in Engineering, and the Cornell Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

This event is also supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.1647094 (AGEP CIRTL) and a subcontract under Grant No. 1231286 (Cornell AGEP). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

This program was modeled in part after PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP Summer Success Institute.

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Summer Success Symposium Summer 2018 Agenda

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