The jewel of the McNair Scholars Program is its intensive Summer Program, which is filled with opportunities to attend seminars and workshops, as well as the annual “Grad Tour.” The Grad Tour is a week-long trip to a college town somewhere in the U.S. It gives students a chance to visit top-tier universities and get a feel for college life outside of California . The Summer Program's seminars and workshops focus on three main components of success at the graduate level: graduate school-oriented workshops that provide students with the tools they need to select and apply for top programs in their field, student-focused workshops that provide skills in time-management, and building relationships with professors and research-focused workshops that help students develop a graduate-level research project with a faculty mentor.
The 2007-2008 cohort stand atop the Lehman
Hall steps at Harvard University.
Our summer workshops are held throughout the summer season. Below are a list of workshops and a brief synopsis of our 2012 Summer Program: