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California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

This is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with public and private colleges & universities……register online and please email me if you plan on attending.

The California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education, planned by a consortium of public and private colleges and universities from throughout California, have been designed particularly to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates and master’s candidates who belong to groups that are currently underrepresented in doctoral-level programs. The groups include low-income and first-generation college students and especially African Americans, American Indians, Chicanos/Latinos, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders, Asian American women, and Asian American men in the arts, humanities and letters, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, engineering, education, and health-related fields.

Each California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education will bring together approximately 1,200 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduate and master’s students. The students will explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day. Universities and individual graduate programs offering academic master’s and/or Ph.D. degrees are welcome to participate in the recruitment fairs that will take place concurrently with the other planned activities. Note that these events are for all disciplines except MBA programs, medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, veterinary science, and law, all of which have their own recruiting networks.

This site is partially funded by the UC Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), a National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant.

The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education
Saturday, April 17, 2010
CSU Channel Islands
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Your academic performance at SDSU provides the basis for this invitation to join Juniors, Seniors and Master’s degree students from all over Southern California at the 2010 Southern California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education. This all day event will be held at CSU Channel Islands and is designed to acquaint you with career opportunities and the academic challenges associated with advanced study in a wide variety of disciplines.

The Forum will offer workshops on
o How to Select the Right Graduate School
o How to Prepare for and Apply to Graduate School
o Financing you Graduate Education
o How to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose
o How to Prepare for the GRE
o The Role of Undergraduate Research in Graduate Admissions
o The Relation of the Master’s Degree to the Ph.D.
o Keys to Success and Survival in Graduate School

The Program includes discipline-based workshops on
o Physical Sciences and Mathematics
o Engineering and Computer Science
o Life Sciences
o Nursing and the Allied Health Fields
o Behavioral Sciences
o Social Sciences
o Education
o Humanities
o Fine and Performing Arts
o Business and Finance (Ph.D. level only)

You will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 150 of the nation’s leading graduate schools during the recruitment fair.

The Forum, bus transportation and meals are FREE!

A refundable deposit of $20.00 is required to reserve a seat on the bus. You will be sent more information after you have registered.
To participate in the Forum, register on or before April 4, 2010 (space is limited)

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