CSTEP Symposium

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Are you a student looking to get into some kind of a professional school?

Are you a student who is serious about preparing for a professional career?

If you are an under-represented minority student, you are invited to our CSTEP Symposium at SUNY College of Optometry on Thursday, June 8th, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Come join our staff and faculty, CSTEP students, and OD students for a program titled “Train to Go Pro.” The theme comes from our committee full of sports enthusiasts. We see the parallels in the preparation and hard work that professional athletes do behind the scenes to set themselves up for professional success.

In these workshops, you’ll learn how to adopt the mindset of a professional, how to get into any professional school (particularly Optometry) from our Admissions department, and how to communicate effectively led by professional speaker, Steve Alexander (http://www.authorityspeaking.com/).

You’ll also get to hear from our student panel of minority professional students, get a tour of the college, and enjoy a reception with food and drinks.

Schedule of Events

1:00 – 1:20pm
The Rules of the Game
Quy H. Nguyen, O.D.
1:20 – 1:40pm
How to Get Into the “League”
Christian Alberto, MS.Ed. & Zach Levin-Epstein, M.A.
1:40 – 2:00pm
The Mindset of a Professional
Gui Albieri, Ph.D.
2:00 – 2:10pm
Break
2:10 – 3:00pm
S.P.E.A.K.
Steve Alexander, Jr., M.A., Ed.M.
3:00 – 3:45pm
Student Panel
SUNY O.D. students
3:45 – 4:00pm
Reflection
4:00 – 4:20pm
Tour (Optional)
4:20 – 5:00pm
Reception (3rd floor)