The April 1 deadline to submit immersion plan proposals is approaching for students who matriculated during the summer and fall of 2019 and those tracking with that class. The Office of Immersion Resources is joining with many campus partners to help students meet this goal.
Students in all phases of immersion project planning will find helpful resources at the events hosted throughout the months of February and March. All events will be virtual and hosted through Zoom. The February list of events is below, and links can be found on the immersion portal. Many events showcase student-produced work and faculty members who have helped students complete experiential learning projects. Other events will provide opportunities for students to brainstorm project ideas, ask for guidance on writing their plan proposals, and meet faculty from the various schools and colleges. At all events, students have a chance to speak with immersion ambassadors to get the student peer perspective on developing and submitting an immersion plan.
The full list of events can be found on the immersion portal. Questions should be directed to the Office of Immersion Resources.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Immersion Plan Workshop
Following a brief presentation illustrating the life cycle of an immersion plan and how the final project will be assessed, students can drop in to talk with OIR advisers about their plans. All phases of development are welcome. This is the second of five workshops.
Thursday, Feb. 11
Health Sciences Workshop
Students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the health sciences are encouraged to attend. Hear from field experts as they share their experiences and provide helpful advice. The event will feature Jennifer Rivas, Ph.D. candidate, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing; and Michelle Grundy, Ph.D., director of the Health Sciences Advising Office.
Thursday, Feb. 18
Internships for Immersion with the Career Center
Internships can be a part of an immersion plan. Students who are already planning to do an internship, or those who may be looking for ideas, will benefit from this event. Learn how to fold your internship into your plan and what to keep in mind when selecting your location.
Thursday, Feb. 23
Explorations in Research
Faculty representing all types of research will be present at this networking event. Attendees will hear ideas about proposed and ongoing research, learn who is doing what across campus, and meet potential immersion faculty advisers.
Friday, Feb. 26
Immersion Plan Workshop
Following a brief presentation illustrating the life cycle of an immersion plan and how the final project will be assessed, students can drop in to talk with OIR advisers about their plans. All phases of development are welcome. This is the third of five workshops.