Would you like to win a Grad School Fellowship or Scholarship?
Register to attend the October 5th Career Fair and Free Webinar Sessions

This Graduate & Professional School recruitment event offers a unique opportunity for diverse professionals worldwide to meet the admissions directors of over 50 of the top colleges and universities nationwide in a convenient online setting.

Agenda

Tuesday, October 5

  12:00 – 12:30 p.m. CST
WEBINAR SESSION: How to Best Navigate This Virtual Fair Platform!

Who should attend? All prospective graduate school candidates interested in introducing themselves to the admissions directors of top Graduate & Professional Schools nationwide.
If you want to visit with all of the colleges and universities on your hot list, you should attend this short webinar session for tips and recommendations of how to easily and efficiently navigate this virtual fair platform. We’ll tell you how to enter a chatroom and get noticed immediately. You’ll also learn what to say once a recruiter engages in a chat with you. Finally, we’ll tell you the secret to scheduling an interview before leaving your chat session. It’s time to get your mission accomplished!

  12:30 – 1:00 p.m. CST
WEBINAR SESSION: Tips on “How to Get Accepted Into Grad School”

Who should attend? Prospective graduate school candidates ready to apply to top Graduate & Professional Schools nationwide.
Most presenters will give you general tips and advice about how to get into grad school — RESEARCH! RESEARCH! RESEARCH! That’s excellent advice! However, we know you’ll prefer a step-by-step guide to help you prepare your graduate school admissions toolkit.  Dr. Scott Glenn, author of seven books and Assistant Professor of Business and Graduate Studies, Goldey-Beacom College will tell you what matters most and to whom. This session will be straight and to the point.

  1:00 – 1:30 p.m. CST
WEBINAR SESSION: How to Win a Scholarship or Fellowship to Graduate School

Who should attend? Prospective graduate school candidates looking for funding opportunities.
Graduate school can open doors for your career, from raising your salary to helping you climb the corporate ladder. It comes at a price, though.
The good news is that graduate school scholarships, fellowships and grants are available to help you offset the cost of school. We will not only give you resources you can use to help find them, but we’ll also tell you which of the Grad School Exhibitors have funding opportunities just for you. After the webinar session, you’ll be able to talk directly with the grad school directors about their application process.

  1:30 – 2:00 p.m. CST
WEBINAR SESSION: Everything Q & A about the this Grad School Recruitment Event

Who should attend? ALL registered prospective graduate school candidates.
30-minutes of rapid fire QUESTION & ANSWER session about the participants, processes and purposeful action steps. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity. Be sure to view the list of exhibitors before October 5, 2021

  2:00 – 5:00 p.m. CST
EXHIBIT HALL EXPOSITION: Visit Over 50 Graduate & Professional Schools Booths / Chatrooms

Who should attend? Prospective graduate school candidates.
Meet and greet the Graduate & Professional Schools department heads, leaders, and admissions counselors. COLLECT THE NAMES & NUMBERS OF THOSE THAT MATTER! Join the group chats or have a private audio or video chat session with a representative. Get the answers to all of your questions. Learn about the application process. Watch videos about the colleges/universities. Visit over 50 grad school programs on the same day.

Call to Action

REGISTER

Complete your registration and upload your resume. Graduate School admissions counselors will be waiting to meet you at the event.

APPLY TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Get the chance to source over 50 of the nation’s to graduate programs, apply in real-time, and put your resume in front of key decision makers.

GET INTERVIEWED

Recruiters will schedule pre-screening interviews on the event day and conduct them through audio and video.

PARTICIPATING GRADUATE / PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE

Syracuse University (New York)

University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Kent State University (Ohio)

San Diego State University (California)

George Washington University (D.C.)

North Park University (Illinois)

Antioch University (WA)

University of Colorado Denver (CO)

UNC Chapel Hill (North Carolina)

University of Cincinnati (Ohio)

University of Southern California, Rossier (CA)

University of Michigan (MI)

Northern Arizona University (AZ)

Salisbury University (Maryland)

Stanford University (California)

Fordham University (New York)

Bellarmine University (Kentucky)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Lipscomb University (Tennessee)

Loyola Marymount University (CA)

Brown University (Rhode Island)

Ball State University
(Indiana)

Trinity Washington University (DC)

Northeastern State University (Oklahoma)

NYU Steinhardt (New York)

Columbia University, Teachers College (New York)

Boston University, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development (Massachusetts)

CUNY Hunter College (New York)

University of Kentucky (Kentucky)

American University (DC)

Clark Atlanta University (Georgia)

Shenandoah University (Virginia)

Mills College (California)

Binghamton University, State University of New York (NY)

Bank Street College (New York)

Clarkson University (New York)

Louisiana State University Shreveport (Louisiana)

University of Missouri - St. Louis (Missouri)

Lewis & Clark College (Oregon)

UCLA (California)

Prescott College (Arizona)

Springfield College ( Massachusetts)

University at Buffalo (New York)

Harvard University (Massachusetts)

George Washington University – Elliott School of International Affairs (DC)

Lesley University Graduate School (Massachusetts)

University of Denver (CO)

Virginia Tech University (VA)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

Saint Elizabeth University (NJ)

Florida State University (FL)

Florida State University (FL)

Pepperdine University (CA)

What Our University Partners Are Saying

"Diversity in Ed is the catalyst for bridging the higher education pre-service world to the classroom job opportunities for our future teachers. During this time, when collaboration is critical to the advancement of our education system, Diversity in Ed provides the resources, support and opportunities for educators to maximize their time and effort to focus on building a culturally competent workforce. Diversity in Ed is a go-to for any recruitment effort and diversity enhancement strategy!"

Joshua P. Cole, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Strategic Engagement, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

"I write to share the news that our program’s proposal for a BA degree program in Japanese Studies at the College of William & Mary has been approved and to thank you for your invaluable support, which helped to make this possible… Diversity in Ed is precisely the sort of authoritative voice we needed to help make our case, and your letter made it so persuasively—we couldn’t have done it without you!"

Michael Cronin
Associate Chair of Faculty Affairs, Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, College of William & Mary

Frequently Asked Questions

The Virtual Recruitment Fair is an online career fair platform that extends the opportunity for candidates to connect with schools looking to recruit diverse talent. (Mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and desktops are all compatible.)
Yes, anyone interested in attending a graduate or professional school is welcomed. This is an opportunity to learn more about the programs across the country.
  • Find programs that match your interests and qualifications
  • Upload resumes and other supporting documents for recruiters to review
  • Review in-depth university and program information prior to virtual career fair to customize resumes
  • Engage in real-time individual and group chats with recruiters
  • Apply to programs and schedule interviews
  • It’s FREE to participate
  • Review the organizations profiles in advance.
  • Develop a strategy - which universities do you most want to speak with?
  • Prepare questions before joining a chat session, or if you prefer, you can review others' questions in the public chat.
  • Write your elevator pitch, which you should strictly use in private interactions with recruiters (do not post these in the public chat room).
  • Not all recruiters will send email invitations to their chat sessions so join the event and visit schools that interest you. You are welcome to visit any chat sessions during the fair.
Everyone's goals & outcomes will be different. Here are some possibilities:
  • Research the colleges/universities and their programs
  • Determine which programs are a strong match for your background
  • Submit applications to universities
  • Secure an interview during or after the event
Some recruiters use this forum for screening (and interviews take place afterward) while others conduct phone interviews, video interviews, or schedule in-person interviews during or after the event.
Register at
Exhibitor Registration
Candidate Registration
Pre-registration is already open and will be open through the end of the day of the Career Fair. Register early to give yourself time to study the list of participating schools and opportunities.
Upload your resume immediately after registering so recruiters will have access to it. Uploading your resume and/or cover letter is the first step in making your materials available to participating schools. After you upload your documents into the system, they are visible immediately for review by recruiters. Universities may begin screening resumes prior to the event and also invite you to visit their specific chat sessions and/or schedule video interviews before, during, or after the event hours.
Participants need only a computer and internet access to participate. Webcams, avatars, and photos are NOT required. Interactions between employers and participants will be primarily through text chatting. (Schools do have the ability to initiate one-on-one video chats with you. If this is the case, you should be dressed as if you were going on an interview. Make that first impression a good one! We also recommend you check what is visible behind you so that there is nothing to distract the recruiter.) Note: it is acceptable to indicate to a recruiter that you are unable to video chat, if this is not an option for you at the time of the request.
For the best experience, participants should log on using an up-to-date version of Google Chrome (preferred) or Firefox from a desktop/laptop; these are required to be able to view/hear any multimedia broadcasts presented by employers. The most up-to-date versions of Safari and Microsoft Edge will also work.
Check out the list of registered colleges and universities. Schools will continue to register leading up to the Virtual Recruitment Fair, so make sure to check back for an updated list.
Each college/university will host a chat room where you and other participants can ask questions and converse. The organization representatives will be listed once you are in the room. Private chatting is also possible between participants and recruiters.
You will need a webcam to participate in video chats or receive their audio/video broadcasts.
There is not a waiting list, just a natural ebb and flow of visitors. Recruiters may have a lot of traffic (just as in a live fair) and cannot reach everyone immediately. Remember that patience is highly appreciated by the recruiters and the right job is worth the wait!
  • Access a national pool of teacher candidates of bilingual and diverse backgrounds
  • Manage your own school’s chat room and sessions with unlimited recruiters
  • Interact with candidates as a group or privately
  • Tool to conduct video interviews
  • Access to search and screen resumes from database of registered candidates
  • Company profile, logo, and program materials
  • Technology to include pre-recoded video presentations and/or live presentations
  • Save time, travel, and staff required to participate in all day, on-site events
  • Eliminate transportation and overhead costs associated with booth design and production

Pre-registration is open for all events. Reminders will be emailed prior to events