Date published: 8/31/2016

Dear Colleague: I am writing to ask you to nominate one or two of your best underrepresented ethnic minority undergraduate students for a special recruitment initiative at the University of Michigan in Psychology. The Diversity Recruitment Weekend provides undergraduate students from around the country with information about graduate school in psychology. The Diversity Recruitment Weekend consists of a series of workshops, panel discussions, and individual meetings specifically designed to prepare students for the graduate admissions process in psychology as well as introduce students to the graduate psychology programs at the University of Michigan. The Recruitment Weekend will include sessions on writing a successful statement for graduate school, strategies for gaining research experience, and what constitutes a strong application. Students will also have an opportunity to meet individually with faculty and graduate students at the University of Michigan who share similar research interests. Finally, students will receive an intensive overview of all of the graduate programs in psychology offered at the University of Michigan.

The Recruitment Weekend is absolutely FREE. The University of Michigan will cover the cost of accepted students’ travel to and from Ann Arbor as well as students’ hotel accommodations and meals during the Recruitment Weekend. The program begins on the morning of Friday, October 28 and will continue until noon on Saturday, October 29, 2016. As a result, students will need to arrive in Ann Arbor by the evening of Thursday, October 27 and will return home on the afternoon of Saturday, October 29. Interested students should complete the application form ( by the deadline of Friday, September 16, 2016. All applicants will be notified by email on or before September 28, 2016 as to whether their applications were accepted. At that time we will begin making travel arrangements for those students whose applications are accepted.

We only have space for 25 students, so please encourage your students to apply as soon as possible. Preference will be given to students who are currently juniors and seniors. Please let me know if you have questions about the initiative or about the online application form.

Denise Sekaquaptewa, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair, Psychology

Diversity Science