Sharon Thomas, assistant dean, and Ashley McMillan, assistant director, of the School of Social Work’s recruitment, admissions and financial aid office, participated in the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, at the University of California-Santa Barbara on Nov. 6-8, 2015.
They attended the pre-doctoral reception and dinner for the 2015-16 Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars and Honorable Mentions on Friday evening. On Saturday afternoon, they represented the School of Social Work at the conference’s annual graduate school recruitment fair. Over 1,300 high-achieving undergraduate and master’s students were present for the fair, which hosted over 215 universities and colleges.
The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, planned by a consortium of public and private colleges and universities from throughout California, is designed to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates and master’s candidates who belong to groups that are currently underrepresented in master’s and doctoral-level programs. The groups include 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. The students explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day and meeting with graduate program representatives from across the county.
By Ashley McMillan