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.

Date Time Mode ZOOM
Thurs. April 16 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ZOOM ZOOM

* 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
Mon. Mar. 16 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 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
Thurs., Mar. 19 5:30 PM – 6:30PM ZOOM
Tues., Mar. 24 12:00 PM – 1:00PM ZOOM
Tues. Apr. 7 5:30 PM – 6:30PM ZOOM
Thurs., Apr. 23 12:00 PM – 1:00PM ZOOM
Tues., Apr. 28 5:30 PM – 6:30PM ZOOM
Tues., May 5 12:00 PM – 1:00PM ZOOM
Tues., June 2 12:00 PM – 1:00PM ZOOM
Thurs., July 9 12:00 PM – 1:00PM ZOOM

Cal State Apply Drop-In

Need assistance completing your CAL STATE APPLY application to San Francisco State? Visit our GradStop Office in the Administration Building, Room 250 for drop-in support. Receive application guidance, document scanning/upload support, and hands-on troubleshooting. Personal laptops are recommended, but computers will be available. Graduate Studies staff will be available to guide you through any challenges.

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 workshop.

Date Time Location Register Link
Thurs., Apr. 30 4:00pm – 5:00pm Administration 250 Register
Tues., May 12 4:00pm – 5:00pm Administration 250 Register
Tues., May 19 4:00pm – 5:00pm Administration 250 Register
Thurs., May 28 4:00pm – 5:00pm Administration 250 Register
Tues., June 30 4:00pm – 5:00pm Administration 250 Register
Tues., July 14 4:00pm – 5:00pm Administration 250 Register

 

 

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.
Date Time Mode ZOOM
Tue. Mar. 17 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ZOOM ZOOM
Wed. April 8 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ZOOM ZOOM

* 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.
Date Time Location ZOOM
Wed. April 15 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ZOOM ZOOM

 

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.

Date Time Mode ZOOM
Thurs. April 9 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ZOOM ZOOM

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.

For students who wish to pursue a Ph.D.

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

PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT by emailing Dr. Joy Viveros, fellows1@sfsu.edu.

If you are not able to make these workshops, please email Dr. Viveros to join a small group workshop.

DEADLINES:

Meeting with Pre-Doc Coordinator: Feb 14, 2020

ONLINE APPLICATION: Feb 28, 2020

For more about the California Pre-Doctoral Program, visit: http://fellowships.sfsu.edu/predoc

Date Time Location
Wed, Jan 22 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ADM 201
Thu, Jan 23 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ADM 201
Fri, Jan 24 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ADM 201
Wed, Jan 29 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ZOOM
Thu, Jan 30 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ZOOM
Fri, Jan 31 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ZOOM
Wed, Feb 5 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LIB 244
Thu, Feb 6 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LIB 244
Fri, Feb 7 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. LIB 244

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 to fellows1@sfsu.edu.

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Do you suspect there’s much more you could do more 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 tofellows1@sfsu.edu.

Announcement
More scheduled workshops coming soon