Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12 pm (Central)

Are you considering applying to graduate school? Join us for a webinar designed to help UChicago alumni find the right program for them and navigate the application process.

behavioral-interviewing--1-Choosing to go to graduate school is a big decision. It can be difficult to decide if you should go at all, and then it can be difficult to find the right program. Meg Sieberg and Nichole Fazio bring extensive backgrounds in student advising. We look forward to speaking with you and answering your questions.
Topics we will cover include:
  • Making a thoughtful decision – why should I go to graduate school? What is my end goal?
  • Strategies for identifying the right program – using resources and doing your research
  • Things to consider and assess about programs, including: geography, culture, and expectations for teaching
  • Application components, including: letters of recommendation, statement
    of purpose, curriculum vitae (CV), and
    standardized test scores
  • Timeline and how many applications to send
  • What if I don’t get in…?

About the Presenters: 

Meg Sieberg is the Program Director for the Fried Public Policy and Service Program in the office of Career Advancement. In this role, she advises undergraduate students who are interested in public sector and social impact careers and connects them with career exploration opportunities through programs and internships. Prior to coming to Career Advancement, Meg served as a Program Manager at the Center on Halsted, where she led a workforce development program funded by Chicago’s Department of Family Support Services (DFSS). She has professional experience with a number of other Chicago non-profit organizations including Misericordia, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the North Lawndale Community News.  Meg received her BA in Communications from Northwestern and began her public service career as a participant in NUPIP, Northwestern University’s post-graduate public service fellowship program.  Meg received her MSW from UChicago’s School of Social Service Administration.

nicholeNichole Fazio  is Associate Dean of Students in the College and the founding Executive Director of the College Center for Research and Fellowships (CCRF), the first center at the University of Chicago dedicated to supporting College students in their research activities and applying to nationally competitive fellowships. Her experience leading undergraduate research and fellowships programs extends across a 20-year career that has included a directorship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), where she built its first national scholarships and fellowships office and helped University leadership institutionalize undergraduate research. There she also taught honors courses in the History of Art and co-designed and led the Haslam Scholars' research-based summer program at the University of Edinburgh. She began her career in undergraduate research and national fellowships at the University of Washington (UW) as the Assistant Director for both the Undergraduate Scholarship Office and Undergraduate Research Program, helping to design and launch its Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities. Nichole completed her doctorate in the History of Art at the University of Oxford, where she was a postgraduate fellow at Trinity College and supported through the Oxford Overseas Research Fellowship scheme (ORS). 





Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12pm (Central)


Cost: Complimentary

Location: Online 

Note: This webinar will not be recorded



Event Contact

Hannah Zwick
Assistant Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Career Programs