Thursday, April 1, 2010

Apply now to be a 2010-11 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity

The Indiana University Graduate School is now accepting applications for the 2010-11 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity program (  This recruitment support program includes ten emissaries (Masters and PhD graduate students) who will serve as first contacts and initial resources for prospective graduate students, in addition to working and engaging in dialogue with graduate programs, departments, the University Graduate School and the GPSO.

Program Description: The program (academic year and summer) promotes peer connections between individuals interested in IU graduate programs, especially science, technology, mathematics (STM) disciplines, and current IUB graduate students. Graduate student emissaries dedicate two semesters, and optional summer term, to serving as community-building liaisons between graduate studies and the graduate student body at IUB. Photos and profiles of graduate student emissaries will be posted on the University Graduate School website.

•    Through email, graduate student emissaries are asked to answer non-academic questions about graduate student life at IUB, Bloomington and other recruitment related questions to prospective graduate student applicants.
•    Graduate student emissaries will attend monthly meetings each semester with other graduate student emissaries. Meetings will be held with Graduate School staff, and others interested in graduate recruitment activities.
•    Graduate student emissaries will also participate in the annual new graduate student orientation sponsored by the GPSO, the University Graduate School and the University Libraries in August 2010.

Requirements: Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a graduate program at IUB, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate involvement in program, departmental, university or community organizations. Preference will be given to graduate students who are involved in diversity-building activities and programming. An in person interview is required.

Students must also submit the following:
1.    data form ( );
2.    a curriculum vitae/resume; and,
3.   1-page essay about their past experience with similar initiatives, diversity-building efforts, cultural competency, community involvement or leadership skills.

Email curriculum vitae/resume and 1-page essay to

Compensation: Graduate student emissaries will receive a $500 research/travel award for the academic year. In addition, graduate student emissaries who conduct four 1-hour tours to prospective graduate students will also receive funding to recruit at their undergraduate institution or conduct a job talk.

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Questions: If you have any questions regarding the Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity Program, please feel free to contact us at