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Undergraduate Student Events


Our office hosts and attends a variety of events catered to Undergraduate students, particularly those that expose undergraduate students to professional and academic development opportunities that will prepare them for graduate education at UCR, the UC system, or the university of their choice. Make sure to check out the events we host and attend year-round! 


Fall Recruitment Events (in-Person)

  • California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education- Oct. 14

    The California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, planned by a consortium of public and private colleges and universities from throughout California, have been designed particularly to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates and master's candidates who belong to groups that are currently underrepresented in 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.

    Each California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education will bring together approximately 1,000 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduate and master's students enrolled at colleges and universities within California. The students will explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day. Universities and individual graduate programs offering academic master's and/or Ph.D. degrees are welcome to participate in the recruitment fairs that will take place concurrently with the other planned activities. 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.

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  • SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference- Oct. 26-28

    The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, SACNAS' premier conference is a gathering which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. Over the course of the event, college-level through professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge STEM research, professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and the Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, as well as multicultural celebrations and traditions, and an inclusive and welcoming community of peers, mentors, and role models. Simply put, the NDiSTEM Conference is a broadly inclusive space where you are encouraged and empowered to bring your whole self to STEM.

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  • Graduate, Professional, & Law School Fair- Nov. 1

    Hosted by the UCR Career Center, the Graduate, Professional, & Law School Fair allows UCR students to meet with Graduate and Professional school representatives from a variety of programs in an informal setting to discuss the value of their graduate and professional programs, admission requirements, and why their program is the right fit.

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  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists- Nov. 15-18

    For over 20 years, the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) – recipient of the 2019 AIMBE Excellence in STEM Education Award – has been the go-to conference for historically excluded community college, undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As ABRCMS has continued to grow and evolve, it has also become a space for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, program administrators and more.


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