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Title V Postbaccalaureate Project Student Resources

The Title V Postbaccalaureate Project seeks to increase the enrollment, retention and graduation of Hispanic and/or low-income graduate students. To that end, a variety of resources are available to the Mount’s graduate students, including scholarships, academic assistance (writing, quantitative and course-specific), career development, and faculty mentoring. 

Graduate Transitions Center

The Graduate Transitions Center (GTC) will serve as a centralized physical space for all graduate students to gather, study, engage in group work and enhance their academic skills. By providing opportunities for interdisciplinary discussions among students, the GTC helps build a community of thoughtful scholars and practitioners.

Writing Assistance:

Writing consultations are designed to help graduate students learn correct grammar and form to edit their own papers effectively. Consultations may cover various topics including:

  • Brainstorming
  • Proper Grammar and Punctuation
  • Drafting and Revising
  • Expressing Ideas and Coherent Arguments
  • Understanding Audience
  • Using Proper Citation and Style

Quantitative Assistance:

With the goal of clarifying statistical concepts and research methods, students may receive assistance covering topics such as:

  • Understanding research methods
  • Conducting statistical analyses
  • Using SPSS software
  • Framing research questions

Career Advising:

Designed to provide graduate students with tools to further their careers, career advising is available to assist in the following areas:

  • Resume Development
  • Cover Letter Critique
  • Interview Skills and Etiquette
  • Mock Interviews
  • Job Search Strategies

Graduate Transition Scholarships

Graduate Transition Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 are awarded to a select number of eligible new students in the Mount’s graduate degree programs. Graduate Transition Scholarships will be granted as tuition credit and are non-renewable. All Hispanic and/or low-income students entering into the graduate level study at MSMC are eligible to apply.

Mentoring

Recipients of the Graduate Transition Scholarships will be assigned a faculty mentor within their own program. Students meet with their mentors regularly throughout their entire graduate career to benefit from the immense wealth of knowledge that faculty mentors provide.