California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education


In the image above, you could see the recruitment fair, where about 1000 energetic undergraduate and master’s students are exploring opportunities for graduate studies at more than 300 colleges and universities across the nation. This is the “California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education”. I had the opportunity to visit the forum at University of California at Santa Barbara on November 7 on behalf of the University Graduate School of Indiana University.

Personally, I learned a lot about California from talking to the participants, and I was very glad to have learned goals and dreams of many students. It was my pleasure discussing opportunities for graduate studies at IU-Bloomington, at IUPUI, and at all other IU campuses. This was a great opportunity for students to network with not just different representatives of different schools, but the great cohort of participants too.

Participants included 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 social and behavioral sciences. Please check this link for more information.

Next year the forum is going to be organized at the campus of San José State University on April 23, 2016.

Please let your friends and family in California know about this wonderful opportunity.