McNair Boot Camp

Welcome Murray State University

Graduate School Training Camp Participants!

Y O U   A R E   M C N A I R.

McNair 2006
CMU McNair Scholars attending McNair camp ’08

I am so excited to participate in this year’s camp and to get to know each of you. This is a terrific opportunity to network with other McNair scholars around the country – and learn everything you can about getting yourself into a fully funded Ph.D. program!

I have fond memories of the Grad School Boot Camp through the years – initially created and hosted by Indiana University and now hosted by Murray State University. This picture is of our 2006 CMU McNair scholars taking a break during camp and hanging out on the lake. That’s over TEN YEARS AGO already!!

Here you may access the handouts and PowerPoint’s associated with my presentations on the Grad App Process, Getting the Money and Taking Care of YOU on the Road to the Doctorate.

Be sure to sign up for a Trello account @ and then shoot me an email at with your username if you would like me to send you to a *customizable* CMU GRAD APP TRACKER BOARD that you can then tailor for your own use.

Be sure to download the Trello app too! You’ll love it!


Email me by September 1 and tell me that your ESSENTIALS are complete!

Can’t wait to hear about your success!

<< Lynn’s handouts + PowerPoint’s >>

Grad App Process (PowerPoint)

Camp Handout_Grad Apps

Camp Handout_I Will Achieve My Ph.D.

Camp Handout_Essentials

Camp Handout_Weekly Grad School Selection

Camp Handout_Weekly Research Exploration

Getting the Money (PowerPoint)

Camp Handout_Money

Taking Care of You on the Road to the Doctorate (Adobe Spark Presentation)

Camp Handout_Self Care

Lynn’s Top Tips for Taking Care of YOU

Get Your Self-Care Started (Take ACTION!)

Create Your Daily Flow: A Beginners Guide to Meditation
(Weekly Warrior Podcast Episode #15)

Camp Handout_Self Care Inventory

Camp Handout_Weekly Flow

Jumpstart Your Semester Self-Care Workbook

Jumpstart Worksheets

I would love for you to experiment with healthy habits and enhancing your own self-care so that you can be the best student you can be! Please keep me posted on your progress by tagging me on Instagram @ lynnmariecurry.

Be sure to use the following hash tags too! 


Here is a video of me “interviewing” one of our CMU McNair Ph.D. graduates. Dr. Freddy Lee shares about his experiences as a graduate student at Indiana University and how his McNair experience helped get him situated on the path to the Ph.D. Lots of great insights and tips on how best to proceed, as well as demonstrating what is possible with hard work and dedication toward your goals >>>

<< bonus >>

Life is Like a Zip Line (blog post)

A Credo for Making it Happen (Video)

A Credo For Making it Happen (Handout)

 << for more grad school tips and tricks >>

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