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1 Southern California Students! This day is dedicated to you!

2 The Southern California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education Hosted by: University of California, Irvine

3 At the Forum, you will… Register and pick up your packet Listen to our inspiring keynote speaker Attend workshops Enjoy lunch Meet graduate school recruiters and attend more workshops Help us by completing your evaluation form (located in your packet)

4 Brief History The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education had its origins in a series of meetings in 1990 among graduate deans and their staffs from the University of California and California State University systems. The meetings focused on finding ways to enhance the recruitment of underrepresented students into doctoral programs. Thus, the idea of the Forum arose. The Forum was designed to tap the growing pool of highly qualified undergraduate and master's-level students already attending California colleges and universities.

5 Registration Packet Your Student Packet will include: –Map –Program Booklet –At-A-Glance Workshop Handout Workshop times and locations are on one side with workshop descriptions are on the other side. –Pencil –Lunch Ticket –Evaluation Form

6 Get Organized Take a moment to: Review the schedule of workshops; Prioritize the workshops that you want to attend and schedule accordingly; Schedule time to meet Graduate School recruiters between 11:50 am and 3:00 pm.

7 Graduate School Fair The Graduate School Fair is from 11:50 am to 3:00 pm. There are over 120 Graduate School recruiters participating in this event. Visit a school that you are not familiar with…many have wonderful graduate programs with full funding!

8 When Talking to Recruiters Remember to: Stay focused--you are short on time. Introduce yourself--State your major, academic standing and the area graduate study that you wish to pursue. Ask for a business card so that you can send additional questions and follow-up thank you note. Obtain graduate program materials.

9 What Should I Ask Recruiters? Do you offer a doctoral program is my field of study? What kinds of funding does your institution offer graduate students? What reasons have students given for selecting your university/college over others? Do you have a special graduate school visiting day? If not, when is the best time of year to visit? What is the weather like in ____________?

10 Workshops Physical Sciences & Math Engineering & Computer Sciences Life Sciences Social Sciences Arts & Humanities Education Financing Graduate Education Preparing for the GRE Role of the Master’s Degree How to Select, Apply & Prepare for Graduate School How to Decide: If, When and Which Graduate School (Sophomores) Keys to Success in Graduate School Undergraduate Research Opportunities How to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose Graduate Education for Re-entry Students

11 Lunch Student lunches will be available from 11:50 am to 1:30 pm Lunch tickets are in your registration packet. Vegetarian food options are available.

12 Evaluation Forms In exchange for returning your completed Evaluation Form, you will be provided with the opportunity to take a practice on-line GRE. After taking the practice test and having it scored, a diagnostic evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses will be sent to you along with FREE access to The Princeton Review's on-line GRE prep course.

13 Past and Future Forum Hosts 1991: University of California, Los Angeles 1992: San Jose State University 1993: University of California, San Diego 1994: University of California, Davis 1995: California State University, Long Beach 1996: University of the Pacific 1997: California State University, San Bernardino 1998: University of San Francisco 1999: California State University, Long Beach 2000: Stanford University 2001: University of California, San Diego 2002: University of California, Santa Cruz 2003 Southern: University of California, Los Angeles 2003 Northern: San Jose State University 2004 Southern: California State University, Channel Islands 2004 Northern: University of the Pacific 2005 Southern: University of San Diego 2005 Northern: California State University, Sacramento 2006 Southern: University of Southern California 2006 Northern: Mills College 2007 Southern: University of California, Santa Barbara 2007 Northern: University of California, Davis 2008 Southern: University of California, Irvine 2008 Northern: University of California, Berkeley 2009 Southern: CSU San Marcos

14 Institutions That Organize This Event Cal Poly Pomona CSU Bakersfield CSU Chancellor’s Office CSU Channel Islands CSU Dominguez Hills CSU Fullerton CSU Long Beach CSU Los Angeles CSU Northridge CSU San Bernardino CSU San Marcos San Diego State University UC Irvine UC Los Angeles UC Office of the President UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara University of San Diego University of Southern California Whittier College

15 Fun Facts Over 1,200 students participate at each Forum Top student participant disciplines (2007): Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities Top three student participant proposed graduate school disciplines (2007): Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Education

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