Office for Recruitment & Diversity AffairsThe Graduate College Office for Recruitment and Diversity Affairs furthers UIC's commitment to a diverse and enriched educational environment. Through professional development, financial support initiatives to recruit, retain and graduate underrepresented students.
Responsibilities of this office include coordinating the recruitment of academically talented underrepresented students to UIC, and for administrating the Graduate College's Summer Research Opportunity Program, the Graduate Pathways to Success Program, and the Urban Health Program. Graduate College staff meet regularly with enrolled graduate students to inform them of academic opportunities and funding sources as well as meeting individually with prospective students. The Recruitment and Minority Affairs Office also hosts campus visits for groups of McNair students, and staff members are available to present workshops on the graduate admission and funding processes.
For more information on recruitment in general at UIC or further details about the opportunities described in this section, please feel free to contact the Office for Recruitment and Diversity Affairs at (312) 413-2559 or email@example.com.
Recruitment FairsGraduate College staff actively participate in a number of regional and national graduate recruitment fairs. The staff works closely with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) to maximize efforts of recruiting academically strong students to UIC. Following is a description of two major recruitment fairs where UIC is represented each year:
For 30 years, SACNAS has provided strong national leadership in improving and expanding opportunities for minorities in the scientific workforce and academia; mentoring college students within science, mathematics and engineering; as well as, supporting quality pre-college science education. SACNAS' annual National Conference and K-12 Teacher Workshops, summer research opportunities, E-mentoring Program, and online internship/job placement resources are tools that help a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students, professors, administrators, and K-12 educators achieve expertise within their disciplines. Please let us know if your department is interested in collaborating with us on any of these recruitment events.
The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is a national conference designed to encourage students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical sciences or behavioral sciences, including mathematics and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating student success. Formerly known as the MARC/MBRS Symposium, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is sponsored by The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Division of Minority Opportunities in Research Program (MORE) and managed by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).During this four day conference, there are scientific sessions, professional development workshops, poster sessions, exhibits and many networking opportunities. This conference provides opportunities for: