UCSD hosts recruitment day

Students turned out for UCSD Recruitment Day on Friday. Courtesy: UCSD

Press Release

UCSD’s Office of Graduate Studies partnered with 31 other universities for UC Edge: University of California Recruitment Day on Friday.

The all day event is designed to inform low-income, first-generation, underrepresented and untraditional students about graduate education opportunities, including those at University of California campuses.

This was the first time UCSD hosted the annual event, traditionally held at UCLA. Also a first, the event was free-of-charge to participants as a result of UC San Diego’s fundraising efforts to make the event as affordable and accessible as possible. In addition, the 200 participants qualified to have their $80 graduate application fee to UC San Diego waived.

“This event was a great opportunity to enhance our recruitment of outstanding underrepresented graduate students to the University of California, and to UC San Diego specifically,” said April Bjornson, UC San Diego Assistant Dean of Students Affairs in the Office of Graduate Studies. “It’s especially exciting to host the UC Edge for the first time during our milestone 50th Anniversary year.”

Faculty, graduate students and staff from all ten UC campuses met with interested students of all disciplines to discuss the many graduate opportunities within the UC system. Participants also heard a keynote address from UC San Diego’s assistant vice chancellor for Student Wellness, Karen Calfas, who addressed graduate students’ need to take care of their health during their time in graduate school.

Other universities at the conference included Spelman College, San Francisco State University, San Diego State University, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus and Alameda College participated.

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