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University of Michigan Psychology Diversity Recruitment Weekend

Monday, June 24, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Psychonomic Society
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Dear Colleagues,


I am writing to announce a special graduate recruitment initiative at the University of Michigan in Psychology that is seeking students who are interested in the areas of Biopsychology and Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience. Our Psychology Diversity Recruitment Weekend is diversity-focused, and it is open to any undergraduate students, students in Master’s degree programs or PREP Programs who come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study in their discipline in the United States or at the University of Michigan; have demonstrated a commitment to diversity; have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances; and/or are first-generation U.S. citizens or are the first generation in their family to graduate from a four-year college. Please invite one or two of your best undergraduate students who meet the eligibility criteria to apply for this special recruitment initiative.


The Diversity Recruitment Weekend provides undergraduate students from around the country with information about graduate school in psychology. The Diversity Recruitment Weekend consists of a series of workshops, panel discussions, and individual meetings specifically designed to prepare students for the graduate admissions process in psychology as well as introduce students to the graduate psychology programs at the University of Michigan. The Diversity Recruitment Weekend will include sessions on writing a successful statement for graduate school, strategies for gaining research experience, and what constitutes a strong application. Students will also have an opportunity to meet individually with faculty and graduate students at the University of Michigan who share similar research interests. Finally, students will receive an intensive overview of all of the graduate programs in psychology offered at the University of Michigan.


The Diversity Recruitment Weekend is absolutely FREE. The University of Michigan will cover the cost of accepted students’ travel to and from Ann Arbor as well as students’ hotel accommodations and meals during the Recruitment Weekend. The program begins on the morning of Friday, October 18 and will continue until noon on Saturday, October 19, 2019. As a result, students will need to arrive in Ann Arbor by the evening of Thursday, October 17 and will return home on the afternoon of Saturday, October 19. Interested students should complete the application form ( the deadline of August 21, 2019.


We only have space for 25 students, so please encourage your students to apply as soon as possible. Preference will be given to students who are currently juniors and seniors. Please let me know if you have questions about the initiative or about the online application form.


Patricia Reuter-Lorenz
Chair, Department of Psychology
University of Michigan  

  8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300 • Chicago, IL 60631 USA
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