CSU Events & Opportunities

May 4-5, 2018 at California State University, Sacramento

The Annual California State University Student Research Competition is a system-wide competition that showcases excellent research conducted by CSU undergraduate and graduate students in the full range of academic programs offered by the CSU. Student participants will make oral presentations before juries of professional experts from major corporations, foundations, public agencies, colleges and universities in California. The competition is held to promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate scholarly research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student accomplishments throughout the twenty-three campuses of the California State University.

Pre-application deadline: Monday, February 19th, 2018
Online application deadline: Friday, February 23. 2018

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU. In 2017-18, the California Pre-Doctoral Program will award funds to approximately 73 juniors, seniors and graduate students in the CSU. These funds are designed to enable current students to explore and prepare for doctoral programs in their chosen field of study. Recipients of this award will receive funding for participation in a summer research experience program at a doctoral-granting institution, visits to doctoral-granting institutions to explore opportunities for doctoral study, travel to a national symposium or professional meeting, and graduate school application and test fees.

Awards are based on competitive review of student applications and given to current upper-division undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence while having experienced economic or educational disadvantage, and are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. All students enrolled on a CSU campus are eligible to participate.

In order to apply, please submit a pre-application by Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 4PM. Once your pre-application is approved, you will be provided with a link to the official online application, which is due by Friday, February 23rd, 2018 at 5PM. Please note that you will be required to provide copies of your unofficial transcripts and the email address of a faculty member who can submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application.

April 21st, 2018 at the University of the Pacific, Stockton

Regsitration Deadline: Saturday, March 31st, 2018

The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education allows students to explore graduate school opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops focused on admissions and keys to success in graduate school.  In addition, the forum includes a recruitment fair featuring representatives from graduate degree-granting universities and individual graduate programs.  Note that these events are for all disciplines except programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, veterinary science, and law, all of which have their own recruiting networks.