Recruitment Resources for Faculty and Staff

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The successful recruitment of graduate students requires a commitment of human and financial resources as well as a logical plan that takes into account the particular needs and resources of the individual department. This section is meant to provide faculty members with information about resources, services, and things to be considered when developing a recruiting plan as well as tools to help manage the admissions process and welcome new students. To learn more about the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives click here.
   
 
2014 Recruitment and Diversity Summit is scheduled for August 13, 2014 from 1-3pm in the GLC Multipurpose Room.
 
Hobsons Connect Training Session II slides.
Hobsons Connect Training Session I slides. Important links for managing your department's Hobsons instance.

Notes from Nondiscriminatory and Best Practices for Graduate Admissions Committee session hosted by the Graduate School. PPI Handout and validation.

Virginia Tech Open House slide show here and Graduate School 101 slide show here.

2013 Recruitment and Diversity Summit - August 7, 2013 - The Slides, and notes are available for reference and will be updated based on your suggestions. Please contact Dannette Beane at gomezds@vt.edu with corrections to the materials.

2012 Recruitment and Diversity Summit - August 14, 2012 - The Slides, and notes are available for reference and will be updated based on your suggestions. Please contact Dannette Beane at gomezds@vt.edu with corrections to the materials.

2011 Recruitment and Diversity Summit I - June 16, 2011
The notes are available for reference and will be updated based on suggestions made by departments. Please contact Dannette Beane at gomezds@vt.edu with corrections to the materials.

2011 Recruitment and Diversity Summit II - July 22, 2011 The presentation and notes are available for reference and will be updated based on your suggestions. Please contact Dannette Beane at grads@vt.edu with corrections to the materials.

Spring 2012 Preview Weekend
Preview Weekend is designed for departments to nominate highly sought out graduate students to visit campus and expereince what Virginia Tech has to offer. This program is discontinued until further notice.

Office of Graduate Students Diversity Initiatives
The Office of Graduate Students Diversity Initiative seeks to promote a diverse and inclusive graduate community by acting as an enabler - assisting virtually every graduate program on campus to recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse student body. Visit our Blog to learn more about Diversity Initiatives Call for Proposals.

COE Recruiting Forum Come learn about your career opportunities as a graduate student in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. Events include lab tours, meetings with faculty and students, and professional development discussions to guide you in your choices for graduate school. Click here to learn more.

Fall 2010 Recruiting Summit II - September 2, 2010
Many of you requested to have the slides from our discussion. We appreciate all who attended and contributed to a great idea sharing and planning session.

Coordinated School Visits Program
The purpose of the CSVP is to recruit competitive graduate students who identify as members of underrepresented groups and to implement effective retention strategies to integrate these students into the Virginia Tech community, while establishing and maintaining strong connections with faculty from minority serving institutions. Please click here to learn more. View and submit upcoming recruitment trips on our calendar.

Virginia Tech Graduate & Professional School Fair
The Graduate Student Assembly hosts an annual recruitment fair typically held in late September in Squires Student Center. Colleges, departments, and programs are encouraged to purchase a booth to recruit VT students and students from the surrounding area.

Fall 2009 Recruiting Summit
Many of you requested to have the slides from our discussion. We appreciate all who attended and contributed to a great idea sharing and planning session.

Recruiting Programs and Workshops
The Graduate School hosts several programs and workshops for prospective students throughout the year.

Upcoming Graduate School Recruiting Trips
The Office of Graduate Student Recruiting plans several recruiting trips to graduate and professional fairs and research symposia throughout the academic year. Faculty are invited to travel with the recruiter and use the time to meet with colleagues or interested students for recruitment purposes.

Services Offered by the Graduate School Recruiting Office
The Office of Graduate Student Recruiting provides services to departments to assist in their recruiting efforts.

Funding Through the Graduate School
Funding availability is a major consideration for prospective students. Learn about funding programs available through the graduate school for exceptional candidates.

Materials for Prospective Students
Departments often find it helpful to provide information to students. The Graduate School shares a list of materials used when recruiting.

Interpreting TOEFL Scores
A guide to help admissions committees understand TOEFL performance.