Pegasus Parent Program



The purpose of the Pegasus Parent Program is to provide quality and up-to-date information to parents and family members of UCF students. Understanding that a healthy relationship between students and parents leads to a positive college experience, we aim to assist parents in their endeavor to gather any important information that enables them to help their student succeed at UCF.

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Undergraduates Present Their Research and Creative Inquiry, Application Deadline is Feb. 9, 2018

Sponsored by the Division of Teaching & Learning

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On April 5, 2018, undergraduate students will present their research and creative projects in a poster format at the UCF Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE). In its 15th year, the event allows students to discuss their research and creative scholarship to the UCF community. At last year’s event, faculty judges awarded more than $25,000 in scholarships to outstanding projects.

Students interested in participating in the Showcase need to apply by 1 p.m. on February 9, 2018.

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Seven Strategies for Graduating with Less Debt

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As students head home for the holidays after their first semester at college, student loans probably aren’t top of mind. But, it’s actually the perfect time to talk with them about keeping their borrowing to a minimum, so they can graduate with less debt. After all, those who manage to graduate without the burden of overwhelming debt can typically achieve life’s milestones and get on the path to financial freedom sooner than their debt-strapped counterparts.

FAIRWINDS is here to help you guide that conversation with seven useful strategies college students can use to k

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Recent Grad Credits PHPL Advising for Acceptance to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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Is your student is interested in pursuing a career in the medical profession? Their first stop should be to Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising (PHPL Advising). This team is dedicated to helping students navigate the complex and competitive application process. Dr. Erin Myszkowski, Director of PHPL Advising shares, “Our advisors embrace each student’s choice of major, and help them find the best way to progress toward their goal.”

Austin Burns, a recent graduate, started medical school at Johns Hopkins this fall. His story to how he got there begins in a small town in Montana and t

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Four Reasons Pursuing Paid Internships While in College Pays Off

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While coursework, student life and athletics are key aspects of the college experience — each playing its own role in student growth — completing a college internship can be crucial to a student’s success beyond the classroom, providing them with a valuable foothold on the entry-level job market.

About 63% of graduates who completed paid internships received a job offer immediately after college, compared to 35% of those who did no internships, according to a 2015 study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. It also revealed that the average startin

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