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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Call for Applications: Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity, 2012-13

The 2011-12 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity.
The Indiana University Graduate School is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity program (http://www.indiana.edu/~gradlife/). 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.

The program 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.

Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a Masters or Ph.D. 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 submit the following by 5pm on March 30, 2012, in order to be considered:
  1. data form  ( http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YSQRBSZ );
  2. a curriculum vitae/resume; and,
  3. a 1-page essay about past experience with similar initiatives, diversity-building efforts, cultural competency, community involvement or leadership skills.
Email the curriculum vitae/resume and 1-page essay to agep@indiana.edu.

If you have any questions regarding the Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity Program, please e-mail agep@indiana.edu.