Recruiting Calendar

Students at Vanderbilt NNE and SACNA in DC 2016

The Graduate School Recruitment Schedule (Fall 2017-Spring 2018) tentative

Representative(s) of Graduate Admissions and the Graduate School Diversity Office (GSDO) will be attending the following graduate/professional school recruiting events. We invite you to stop by our site for information and materials about our graduate programs. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and acquaint you with graduate study at Minnesota. If you have questions about the events, please contact Derek Maness (

Undergraduate summer research opportunities: The University of Minnesota also offers research opportunities to undergraduate students in various disciplines. In summer 2017, more than 200 undergraduate students are participating in summer research programs across the campus. See Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities for more information.

Recruitment Toolkit for faculty and staff 
School of Public Health Recruitment Schedule
Law School Recruitment Schedule

McNair Initiatives                      

SEOPP McNair/SSS Scholars Research Conference, Atlanta, GA (June 28 - July 1, 2018)

California National McNair Conference, UC Berkeley, CA (July 26 - 29, 2018)

Missouri, Kansas & Nebraska McNair Heartland Research Conference, Kansas City, MO (Sept. TBA)

University of New Mexico McNair Scholars Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM (October 4-5, 2018)

McNair Scholars Virtual Graduate School Fair (Oct. 3, 2017: 1:30PM - 4PM CST)

McNair Scholar Virtual Summer Research Program Fair (Nov. 9, 1:30PM – 4PM CST)

Texas McNair National Conference, UNT-Denton, Denton,TX (Feb. 23-24, 2018)

Conferences and Graduate Fairs

Puerto Rico Outreach Trip (Rescheduled for Spring 2018): UPR Cayey, UPR Rio Piedras, UPR Mayaguez, & UPR Ponce (Sept. 17-23, 2017) - see Jon Gottesman, Biomedical Sciences and Yoji Shimizu, MD/PhD Program

Luther College, Decorah, IA (Sept. 21, 2017)

2017 Life Sciences Grad Fair, Recreation Wellness Center, UMTC, MN (1-3pm, Sept. 22, 2017)

The Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition, Purdue, West Lafayette, IN (Sept. 25, 2017)

University of Minnesota Morris, Morris, MN (Sept. 26, 2017)

NNE Graduate Fair at Vanderbilt - Belmont U, Fisk U, & TN State U, Nashville, TN (Sept. 25 & 26, 2017)

Tennessee State University site Visit (Sept. 27, 2017)

Northstar STEM Alliance Kick-Off, McNamara Alumni Center, UMTC, MN (Sept. 28, 2017)

Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, UMTC, MN (Oct 4, 2017)

Hampton University Trip - freshmen biology students & MARC Program, Hampton, VA; University of Maryland, Baltimore County Meyerhoff Program, MA; and Hampton University, VA (October 8-14, 2017) - see Jon Gottesman, Biomedical Sciences

Xavier University Research Scholar Showcase and Annual Graduate Fair, New Orleans, LA (Oct. 18 & 19, 2017)

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Salt Lake City, UT (Oct. 18-20, 2017)

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemist and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), Minneapolis, MN (Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, 2017) – see CSE

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Phoenix, AZ (Nov. 1 - 4, 2017) – see Jon Gottesman, Biomedical Sciences

Southern California Diversity Forum, California State University Channel Islands, CA (Nov. 4, 2017) – Derek, Graduate School with Lindsey, Child Psychology

National Association of African American Honors Programs (NAAAHP), Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA (Nov. 9 - 12, 2017)

Power in Diversity Conference at St. Cloud State University (Jan 26, 2018) - GSDO with CFANS and CEHD

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference, Eastern Florida State College, Melbourne, FL (Feb. 23-24, 2018)

Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM (ERN), Washington, DC (Feb. 22 -24, 2018)

National Society Black Engineers Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (March 21-25, 2018) see Masters in Science Patent Law, Law School 

National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK (April 4 – 7, 2018)

Northern California Diversity Forum, University of the Pacific (April 21, 2018)