second general meeting<br />21 september 2011<br />welcome to theTEXAS PRE-DENTAL SOCIETY<br />(playlist theme: billboard hot 100 ten years ago today<br /> starting at #1)<br />
Levels of Membership<br />Participate as much as you can.<br />President – Dana <br />Distinguished<br />Active<br />Honorable<br />4/6 Meetings<br />2 Community<br />1 Social<br />1 PR<br />Dues<br />5/6 Meetings<br />3 Community<br />2 Social<br />2 PR<br />Dues<br />5/6 Meetings<br />4 Community<br />3 Social<br />4 PR<br />Dues<br />
Members of the Week<br />Do something good and you can be the next one.<br />President – Dana <br />Congratulations to<br />HUY LE!<br />He was an amazing photographer this past weekend at the Central Texas Dental Symposium!<br />
Upcoming Events<br />Not for points, but still worth your time.<br /><ul><li> TIP Academic Peer Mentor Position</li></ul>Apply for a great job tutoring TIP freshmen in the sciences<br />Apply online by THIS FRIDAY 9/23<br />http://cns.utexas.edu/careers/peer-leader-academy<br /><ul><li> The Look to Land the Job</li></ul>Thursday 9/29 from 5-7pm at SAC Black Box Theatre<br />Learn what NOT to wear to dental school interviews<br /><ul><li>Dental School Interview Workshop</li></ul>Wednesday 10/5 from 5-6:30pm in PAI 2.48<br /><ul><li> Gateway to Dentistry</li></ul>Application due 10/5<br />Dental academic enrichment program over winter break at UMDNJ<br />There’s also one in the summer that you can apply for now<br />http://dentalschool.umdnj.edu/gateway.htm<br />President – Dana <br />
WORKSHOPS!<br />Introducing…<br />We’re still hammering out details, but look for these workshops throughout the semester:<br /><ul><li> Rapid Fire Mock Interviews
Choosing Your Health Profession</li></li></ul><li> Events by You!<br />Add them here!<br />
Do you need to miss a meeting?<br />Let me know and we can work something out.<br /><ul><li> For those of you who will not be able to attend our meetings, contact email@example.com for further instructions.
Please send an email ASAP with your valid excuse. Tests, labs, dental school interviews, and emergencies are all acceptable.</li></ul>Vice President – Ram <br />
Scholarships<br />Get yourself some cash for school.<br />UNDERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIP<br />Two $100 Scholarship<br />Free full-year dues<br />UPPERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIP<br />One $200 Scholarship<br />Vice President – Ram <br />
Join a Family<br />Have a support system to help you through the semester.<br /><ul><li> A mix of members from different majors and different years with whom you’ll form close family bonds.
Get help in classes, advice about the DAT, and most importantly, a handful of friends.
Sign up online to be placed in your family unit and be prepared to have lots of fun.
We will start assigning families after this meeting but allow them to grow throughout the semester.</li></ul>…and yes, you will get some social points<br />Vice President – Ram <br />
Dues<br />You get what you pay for.<br />Dues will be $65 for the year. This includes:<br /><ul><li> A sweet tee shirt
The year-end banquet</li></ul>You can also pay $40 for just the semester.<br />Dues must be paid TODAY!<br />Or at the next meeting if you forgot…<br />Treasurer – Jason <br />
Fundraising<br />Help us help you.<br />We are auctioning off an in-person Kaplan DAT Prep Course, courtesy of the Kaplan location on the Drag! This is worth $1400. <br />Bidding ends at 12:30 tonight!<br />Treasurer – Jason <br />
Get Your Shirts!<br />You’ll feel stylish and classy.<br /><ul><li> Shirts are in!
Bring your receipt to Heena after the meeting to claim your awesome new TPS shirt.</li></ul>Secretary – Heena<br />
Mentorship Progam<br />Just watch and learn.<br /><ul><li> We have roughly 40 spots open with more being added every day
Sign up online to be considered for placement with a dentist. Members are assigned dentists based on payment of dues, seniority, semesters in TPS, and response time.
You must be able to commit at least two hours straight each week
No, you don’t need a car. But you will probably need to take the bus, though it won’t be very far.</li></ul>Secretary – Heena<br />
Upcoming Socials<br />Get to know the person sitting next to you.<br /><ul><li> Unleash your inner baker at CUPCAKE WARS!
Fight the stigma of mental illness at the NAMI Walk!
Saturday 10/8 from 7:30-11am at South 1st and W. Riverside (Palmer Events Center)
NOTE: THIS IS OU GAMEDAY. DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU ARE GOING TO DALLAS/INSIST ON WATCHING THE PRE-GAME SHOW</li></ul>Community Service – Bridget <br />
DID YOU KNOW…<br />?<br />…a dental school applicant with average stats and lots of continuing <br />community service stands a BETTER chance of being admitted than <br />an applicant with GREAT stats and no community service<br />
DID YOU KNOW…<br />?<br />…there are some schools that automatically throw out an application if it doesn’t have at least 100 hours of real service<br />
Ongoing Commitments<br />Donate your time to help someone else.<br /><ul><li> Act as a mentor/tutor at Webb Middle School various times throughout the day, all week long
Teach science experiments to elementary school kids at Young Scientists on Fridays (starting 9/9) from 1:30-3:30pm at Walnut Creek Elementary School
Need help finding an ongoing opportunity? Visit UTvolunteer.org for listings!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your activity approved and receive an attendance check sheet
Deadline is NEXT WEDNESDAY. No exceptions.</li></ul>Community Service – Bridget <br />
Tabling<br />Help promote our awesome organization.<br /><ul><li> Tabling will occur every day until the beginning of October
Sign ups are based on a Volunteer Spot calendar, which will be linked on our website
If you sign up for the first shift, you must also sign up to get the banner. If you sign up for the last shift, you must also sign up to return the banner.
You can’t just sign up to get/return the banner. That’s lame.</li></ul>Public Relations – Sierra <br />
TPS Newsletter<br />Keep dental schools up-to-date with what we’re doing.<br /><ul><li> New this semester: a newsletter designed for dental schools and UT administrators to keep them informed about what’s happening in TPS
Submit an article idea to Sierra for approval. If you get the green light, write a short article for a PR point!
We hope to release Sept/Oct(DEADLINE 10/12) and Nov/Dec newsletters</li></ul>Public Relations – Sierra <br />
The TPS Website<br />It’s just easier online.<br /><ul><li> Everything you need to know about TPS can be found online
Links to sign up for events will appear under the “SIGNUPS” tab as well as on the homepage, and will appear online at approximately 10pm after meetings
Be sure to register for the Listserv under the “ABOUT US” tab to receive all TPS emails!</li></ul>Webmaster – Terry <br />
and now here’sCALEB MARSH,<br />Health Professions Advisor<br />
CONTACT US<br />Feel free to reach out to any of us at any time:<br /><ul><li>Dana: TPSpresident@gmail.com