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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
11:30am – 4:00pm

Storrs Campus
Whetten Graduate Center 200

Founded in 1990 by Kelly Wise, the IRT provides academic and individualized support to students (juniors, seniors, and graduates) from diverse backgrounds who wish to attain graduate degrees in the humanities, social sciences, education, and mathematics. IRT participants are individuals who plan to pursue careers in teaching, counseling, and administration at both the K-12 and university levels.

The IRT sponsors two programs. The Summer Workshop is a four week program held on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. IRT interns engage a graduate-level curriculum of critical and cultural theory, prepare for the GRE examination, and work on their statements of purpose. The workshop typically runs during the month of July. Interns are provided with room, board, and a $1200.00 stipend.

The Associate program is geared toward undergraduates and recent graduates who otherwise are engaged in summer research and/or study abroad activities. Participants in both programs are sponsored by the IRT as they apply to graduate schools in a consortium of 41 affiliated universities. The consortium universities waive application fees for IRT applicants. Applicants to IRT must: major in the humanities, social science, mathematics, or education have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher be juniors or seniors, or graduates (If you are a sophomore, stop by; It is never too early to learn about your grad school options) consider seriously a teaching, counseling, or administrative career at the K-12 or university level. We are now accepting applications for our 2015 cohort! Benefits include: (Both Interns & Associates) · Individualized support and extensive counseling as you choose your field of graduate study and apply to renowned consortium graduate programs across the country · Special reduced rate for GRE preparation course · Application fee waivers · Assistance fine-tuning statements of purpose · Approximately two months saved on completing applications Please call 978-749-4113 or email Kathryn A Slater with questions or concerns. Our website address is


Martha Marroni

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