Upcoming Events and Workshops

Advising Workshop Flow Chart

Attend this workshop to gain insight into how your interests, skills, and values align with careers and how those match graduate programs at San Francisco State University. We will also explore reasons to attend graduate school, questions about gap year, and review additional exploration resources.

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Announcement
More scheduled workshops coming soon

* Advance registration required for in-person sessions only. No need to register in advance for ZOOM sessions.

The Division of Graduate Studies is holding a workshop to provide you with strategies for submitting an impressive graduate school application. This workshop will provide you with an overview of the graduate school application timeline, researching potential faculty mentors, preparing personal statements, tips for obtaining strong letters of recommendation, and preparing for entrance exams.

Date Time Mode ZOOM
Monday, September 21 4pm – 5:30pm ZOOM ZOOM
Tuesday, October 6 12pm – 1:30pm ZOOM ZOOM
Thursday, October 22 2pm – 3:30pm ZOOM ZOOM
Thursday, November 12 3:30pm – 5:00pm ZOOM ZOOM
Wednesday, December 2 12pm – 1:30pm ZOOM ZOOM

* Advance registration required for in-person sessions only. No need to register in advance for ZOOM sessions.

 

Cal State Apply ZOOM Webinar

Need some support with your CAL STATE APPLY application? Want some help getting started? In this ZOOM webinar, you will be provided an overview of the CAL STATE APPLY application to graduate programs at San Francisco State University, and will have an opportunity to have your questions answered.

Date Time Webinar Link
Wednesday, September 30th 12:30PM – 1:00PM PST ZOOM
Wednesday, October 7th 12:30PM – 1:00PM PST ZOOM
Wednesday, October 14th 12:30PM – 1:00PM PST ZOOM
Wednesday, October 21st 12:30PM – 1:00PM PST ZOOM
Wednesday, October 28th 12:30PM – 1:00PM PST ZOOM
Wednesday, November 4th 12:30PM – 1:00PM PST ZOOM
Wednesday, November 11th 12:30PM – 1:00PM PST ZOOM
Wednesday, November 18th 12:30PM – 1:00PM PST ZOOM
Wednesday, December 2nd 12:30PM – 1:00PM PST ZOOM
Wednesday, December 9th 12:30PM – 1:00PM PST ZOOM

ZOOM: Cal State Apply Drop-In

Need assistance completing your CAL STATE APPLY application to San Francisco State? Visit us for Drop-In Zoom Advising, Monday – Friday from 2pm – 4pm. Receive application guidance and troubleshooting support.

Please note, each campus has a unique CAL STATE APPLY application and admission process. Only applicants who wish to apply to San Francisco State graduate programs should attend this session.

Date Time Join Link
Monday - Friday 2:00pm – 4:00pm ZOOM

 

 

Are you a current or prospective graduate student at SF State that needs support with crafting or updating your resume? Join us to learn the major sections of a resume, resume best practices, and practice using key strategies for writing impactful statements.

  • Capacity is limited.
  • Registration for this event is required.
Announcement
More scheduled workshops coming soon

* Advance registration required for in-person sessions only. No need to register in advance for ZOOM sessions.

Struggling to start writing your personal statement for a graduate program at SF State? Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn key strategies for crafting an impactful personal statement and receive support as you start the writing process.

  • Registration for this workshop is required.
  • Students MUST have already selected their intended SF State graduate program.
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Applying to graduate school at SF State? Personal statements and letters of recommendation are two of the biggest components of a graduate application. Join us for an informational session to learn etiquette and strategies for obtaining strong letters of recommendation and learn strategies for writing a compelling personal statement for your graduate application.

Announcement
More scheduled workshops coming soon

These workshops are offered exclusively online via ZOOM.

Learn about the California Pre-Doctoral Program, including benefits of the program, eligibility and campus deadline, required application materials, and how to approach the application essays.

The California Pre-Doctoral Program supports the Ph.D. aspirations of CSU students who want to go on for research and faculty careers — particularly those who have experienced educational and economic disadvantages.

U.S. citizens, permanent residents and undocumented students are eligible to apply.

PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT and we will send you a Zoom invitation.

If you are not able to make these workshops, please email Dr. Viveros to ask about alternate arrangements.

2021 DEADLINES:

Meeting with Pre-Doc Coordinator: Feb 5

ONLINE APPLICATION: Feb 19

Applicants who work closely with the Fellowships Office in seeking feedback on their application essays tend to improve their chances of selection. The Fall semester is the best time to begin this process.

To learn more about the program, visit San Francisco State’s California Pre-Doctoral Program website.

Date Time Location
September 29, 2020 5:00 - 6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link
September 30, 2020 5:00 - 6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link
October 15, 2020 5:00 - 6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link
October 16, 2020 5:00 - 6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link
November 16, 2020 5:00 - 6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link
November 17, 2020 5:00 - 6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link
December 10, 2020 5:00 - 6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link
December 21, 2020 5:00 - 6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link

RSVP to fellows1@sfsu.edu

Do you suspect that there’s much more you could do to elegantly present and discuss passages you quote in your essays? Do you run out of things to observe about the quoted passage once you present it? When to use past or present tense? When to quote and when to paraphrase? This graduate writing workshop by Joy Viveros, Ph.D, will help you learn how to refine your engagement with debates in your field. For students in the arts, humanities and social sciences. To attend, RSVP for the workshop you would like to attend, and we will send you a Zoom invitation.

Date Time Location
Oct 21, 2020 5:00-6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link
Oct 22, 2020 5:00-6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link

RSVP to fellows1@sfsu.edu

How do you develop, in your academic essays, the relationship between your ideas and those of other scholars whose work is relevant to your thinking? What is the best tone or point of view to adopt when critiquing or building on the work of other scholars? How to get beyond “agreeing” or “disagreeing” with theorists in your field, while using their ideas to enhance your own analysis? This graduate writing workshop by Joy Viveros, Ph.D, will help you deepen your engagement with debates in your field. For students in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

To attend, RSVP for the workshop you would like to attend, and we will send you a Zoom invitation.

Date Time Location
Nov 5, 2020 5:00-6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link
Nov 6, 2020 5:00-6:30 PM ZOOM: RSVP for a link

RSVP to fellows1@sfsu.edu