Grad Forum

The Fall 2020 Grad Forum is Virtual!

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

October 12-16, 2020

Event Registration

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Registration Code: hornets2020
Priority Deadline: October 7 (or sooner if we reach max capacity)

Event Description

The Virtual Grad Forum will take place over the full week, with all-day programs designed to acquaint students from underrepresented groups with the academic and career opportunities associated with advanced study in a wide range of disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to meet representatives of the nation’s leading graduate schools offering Master’s and Ph.D. degrees and to attend workshops and panel sessions. 

The first three days will be workshops, while Thursday and Friday will be time for students to meet with recruiters from over 200 institutions. Forum workshops will provide information about selecting the right graduate program, the graduate application process, financial aid opportunities, preparing for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and employment prospects.

View the Grad Forum Flyer

Who should attend:

  • Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Master’s Candidates

Events is intended for all disciplines EXCEPT:

  • MBA programs
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Chiropractic
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Science
  • Law

* All of these programs
have their own
recruiting networks *


Workshops topics include:

  • Demystifying the GRE
  • Discipline-based Panels
  • How to Finance Your Graduate Education
  • How to Prepare for the GRE
  • How to Select, Apply to, and Prepare for Graduate School
  • How to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose
  • Keys to Success and Survival in Grad School
  • Managing Health, Wellness and Disability in Graduate School
  • The Relation of the Master’s Degree to the Ph.D.
  • Undergraduate Research in Graduate Admissions

Learn more about the Grad Forum


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