Recruitment Resources for Faculty and Staff

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Faculty and Staff are encouraged to partner with the Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives to maximize the recruitment and retention of graduate students. Please feel free to contact the Director, Dannette Gomez Beane at dannette@vt.edu to learn about resources available to improve the recruitment and diversity strategies for your program.
   
 
2015 Recruitment and Diversity Summit August 11, 2014 from 3-5pm in the GLC Multipurpose Room. WebEx is available.
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2014 Recruitment and Diversity Summit, 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.