Getting into Graduate and Professional School: Insider Knowledge
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
Young Research Library (Main Conference Room)
Applying for graduate school? Want to know more about what makes a student competitive for graduate/professional programs?
This panel discussion will feature speakers from various fields (professional and academic) who can answer questions about how students can make themselves competitive for graduate and professional schools. These experts will share what makes a good application and what their admissions committees are looking for in an applicant. The panel will also discuss the goals of their individual programs, what they hope each graduate student will gain after graduating from their respective programs, and job prospects for their graduates.
If you are an undergraduate student who plans on applying for graduate school, this event will provide exclusive insight on how to improve your chances of getting into the program you want to attend.
About the speakers:
Professor Héctor Calderón is a specialist in Spanish American, Mexican, and Chicano literature and cultures. At UCLA, Professor Calderon was founding Chair of the César E. Chávez Center (1994). He has also served as Director of the University of California, Education Abroad Program’s Mexico Study Center (2004-2008) and founding Executive Director of la Casa de la Universidad de California en México, A.C. (2006-2008). Prior to coming to UCLA in 1991, Calderón was Professor at Scripps College (1989-1991) and Associate Professor at Yale University (1983-1989). Professor Calderón has a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature with a Minor in Comparative Literature from Yale University (1981) where he studied with Peter Brooks, Alfred J. MacAdam and Emir Rodríguez Monegal. As a graduate student at Yale, he was accepted to The School of Criticism and Theory (1978) working with Wolfgang Iser and Fredric Jameson. He has been Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Humanities Center (1986-1987) and Visiting Professor in the Department of English at Harvard University (1996-1997).
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