The Fall 2021 Grad Forum is Virtual!

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

October 22-23, 2021


Event Registration

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Registration Code: bear2021
Priority Deadline: October 8 (or until the Forum reaches full capacity)

** When registering, mark all programs that apply (SSS, McNair, LSAMP, etc)
when asked, “Are you participating in any of these programs?”.
This is the only way your programs can receive confirmation of your attendance. **


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Event Description

For two days, live virtual 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. 

Participants will receive exclusive access to a calendar of recruitment events and open houses from over 200 leading institutions nationwide throughout the fall, starting as early as September 20th.

Students are urged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore graduate studies either at the master's or doctoral level.

View the Grad Forum Flyer

Who should attend:

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

Events are 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
  • How to Finance Your Graduate Studies
  • How to Select, Apply to, and Prepare for Graduate School
  • How to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose
  • Identifying Challenges and Finding Community for AB540 and Undocumented Students
  • Keys to Success and Survival in Grad School
  • Role of Undergraduate Research in Graduate Admissions
  • Successful Strategies for Acquiring Strong Letters of Recommendation

Subject specific workshops in:

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Business and Management
  • Education
  • Engineering and Computer Sciences
  • Fine Arts & Humanities
  • Health and Human Services
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences and Math
  • Social Science
  • And more...

Learn more about the Grad Forum


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Updated: January 18, 2022