The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine’s (CVM) annual Graduate Programs Recruiting Day took place on February 7. The CVM welcomed 15 prospective students, who were invited as top applicants to interview with Program Advisory Committee members, meet faculty members, and take a campus tour.
The prospective students also had the chance to attend a lunch where the College held a Science in Seconds competition, in which current CVM students explained their research in 3 minutes or less. One winner was chosen from each of the CVM’s two graduate programs: Patrice Witschen from the Comparative and Molecular Biosciences program and Jessica Deere from the Veterinary Medicine program. Each student will go on to the campus-wide Science in Seconds event later this year. At the St. Paul campus event, one winner will be chosen from the CVM to go on to the University-wide 3 Minute Thesis competition on the East Bank. This competition offers an engaging platform for our students to practice important science communications skills, while prospective students hear about the research CVM students are doing.
At the end of the day, the students enjoyed a social hour with bowling, appetizers, and dinner at the Gopher Spot in the St. Paul Student Center, where potential students got to meet current CVM graduate students, and learn more about student life at the University of Minnesota.