11.17.2020 at 10:00am - 4:00pm
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Did you know that the University of Minnesota has more than 200 graduate and professional degree programs? 

It’s not too early to start exploring Graduate School!

This virtual conference and graduate fair offers current University of Minnesota undergraduate students with an opportunity to explore the possibilities of what a graduate education can provide for their future academic and career goals.

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Explore the Possibilities


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Conference: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Graduate Fair: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual/Online Participation

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Why should you attend?

  • Better understand graduate education and explore career paths that can be pursued with an advanced degree. 
  • Meet faculty, staff and representatives from the Graduate School, Graduate School Diversity Office, and graduate programs, and programs on the Duluth campus. 
  • Learn about the application process and funding your graduate education. 
  • Attend workshops on graduate communities, services, and resources, as well as summer undergraduate research opportunities. 
  • Meet current graduate students from diverse student organizations and learn about their UMN graduate experiences.
  • Explore Graduate Fair opportunities to visit with graduate programs, and graduate student organizations, research programs and units.

Conference Highlights: 

Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Scott Lanyon, Ph.D., Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education
  • Yoji Shimizu, Ph.D., Graduate School Associate Dean & Director of Graduate School Diversity Office
Keynote Speaker: 
  • (11:10-11:50 a.m.)
    What is Graduate Education? Applying, funding, and choosing the right program
    Presenter: Jim Rowan, Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions
  • (11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
    Community Building in Graduate School and Resources for Success
    Presenters: Cori Bazemore James, Ph.D. & Maija Brown, Ph.D., Graduate School Diversity Office
Concurrent Breakout Sessions I & II

1:00-2:00 p.m. (45 minutes presentations + 15 minutes Q&A)

Graduate Fair Highlights: 

U OF MN – TWIN CITIES & DULUTH  (as of 11/10)
  • Carlson School of Management
  • Center for Spirituality & Healing
  • College of Biological Sciences
  • College of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • College of Design
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Medical School
  • School of Law
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Public Affairs
  • College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • College of Liberal Arts (Duluth)
  • Labovitz School of Business and Economics 
  • Swenson College of Science and Engineering 
  • Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research
  • CSTI (Health Sciences) Pathways to Research Program (PrEP)
  • Office of Biomedical Graduate Research, Education and Training
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
  • Pharmaceutics Summer Research
  • Pharmacy Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
  • School of Dentistry - Summer Research Fellowship Program 
  • Black Graduate and Professional Students Association
  • Computer Science & Engineering Graduate Student Association


Contact Chee Kue Lee: leex3666@umn.edu