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October 24, 2005

Forum encourages pursuit of graduate degrees

More 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. 29.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.”

There 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 programs.

For more information, contact Suzanne Gerbasi, graduate diversity program coordinator, at 278-3834.


 

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