encourages pursuit of graduate degrees
than a thousand potential college professors will flock to
Sacramento State this week as the campus hosts the California
Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education on Saturday, Oct.
forum is designed to introduce promising first-generation
students to career opportunities associated with advanced
study, particularly the pursuit of a doctorate, in such fields
as natural sciences and engineering, humanities and letters,
social sciences, education, and health.
goal is to increase the number of students—particularly
those who are economically and educationally disadvantaged—in
research-oriented, advanced-level degree programs that provide
training required of college and university faculty. The focus
is doctoral degree programs rather than professional degree
programs such as medicine or law.
forum will feature workshops on how to make informed choices
about graduate school such as “How to Select, Apply
to, and Prepare for Graduate School,” “How to
Finance Your Graduate Education” and a student-led “Keys
to Success and Survival in Graduate School.”
will also be discipline-based workshops on engineering and
computer science, physical sciences and mathematics, life
sciences, business and management, education, social science,
humanities, and fine and performing arts. In addition, there
will be a graduate school recruiting fair where students can
talk to representatives from graduate schools about their
more information, contact Suzanne Gerbasi, graduate diversity
program coordinator, at 278-3834.