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The 25th Annual California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

April 26, 2014 Cal Poly Pomona Noon - 3:00 p.m.


Welcome! The California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education is planned by a consortium of public and private colleges and universities from throughout California. This forum will bring together approximately 1,000 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduate and master’s students to explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day. We invite you to take advanttage of every opportunity, today is your day! Tips and tricks when meeting with recruiters:

Remove your backpack.

Make sure you are dressed professionally.

Silence your cellphone.

Introduce yourself with a confident handshake.

Visit everyone in the room. An opportunity could exist where you least expect it.


Getting to Graduate School SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO APPLYING: • Research areas of interest, institutions, and programs • Talk to advisors about application requirements • Register and prepare for appropriate graduate admissions tests • Investigate national scholarships • If appropriate, obtain a letter of recommendation THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO APPLYING • Take required graduate admissions tests • Write your application essay • Check on application deadlines and rolling admissions policies • For medical, dental, osteopathy, podiatry, or law school, you may need to register for the national application FALL, ONE YEAR BEFORE MATRICULATING • Obtain letters of recommendation • Take graduate admissions tests if you haven’t already • Send in completed applications WINTER, BEFORE MATRICULATION IN THE FALL • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Financial Aid Profile if required SPRING, BEFORE MATRICULATION IN THE FALL • Check with institutions before their deadlines to make sure your file is complete • Visit institutions that accepted you • Send a deposit to your institution of choice • Notify other colleges and universities that accepted you of your decision so that they can admit students on the waiting list • Send thank-you notes to people who wrote your recommendation letters to inform them of your success.


Participating Programs: Name of University Adler School of Professional Psychology Alliant International University American Society for Engineering Education Arizona State University Baruch College Boston University California Institute of Integral Studies California Lutheran University California State Polytechnic University California State University, Bakersfield California State University, Dominguez Hills California State University, Fresno California State University, Long Beach California State University, Los Angeles California State University, Northridge

Name of Program All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.adler.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs https://www.alliant.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.asee.org/ All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.asu.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.bu.edu/

All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.ciis.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.callutheran.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs https://www.csupomona.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.csub.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs https://www.csudh.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.fresnostate.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.csulb.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.calstatela.edu/ All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.calstatela.edu/


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Name of University Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Keck Graduate Institute Life Chiropractic College West Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount University Mount St. Mary’s College National Urban Fellows Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Phillips Graduate Institute San Diego State University Southwestern Law School The Princeton Review

Name of Program All Programs www.fidm.edu Master of Bioscience, Postbac, Premedical Certificate www.kgi.edu Chiropractic Program www.lifewest.edu School of Education http://www.lmu.edu All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.lmu.edu All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.msmc.la.edu/graduate Baruch School of Public Affairs http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/spa/ home.php School of Public Policy http://www.pepperdine.edu Graduate School of Education Psychology http://www.pepperdine.edu Masters or Doctoral Program in Psychology http://www.pgi.edu/index.php Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs http://interwork.sdsu.edu/main/ma_ student_affairs School of Law http://www.swlaw.edu/ Practice GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT Exams www.princetonreview.com


Name of University University of California Davis University of the Pacific University of San Francisco University of Southern California

Name of Program All Graduate Studies Programs http://www.ucdavis.edu/ McGeorge School of Law www.mcgeorge.edu Sports Management http://www.usfca.edu/sm/ Annenberg School of Communications Journalism www.annenberg.usc.edu University of Southern Rossier School of Education California www.rossier.usc.edu University of Southern School of Social Work California http://sowkweb.usc.edu/ Whittier College Graduate Programs in Education http://www.whittier.edu/academic Advertisement


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