Outreach and Recruitment

Scroll below or click on a topic below to learn more about: how we recruit; scheduling a visit; and finally, LGS on the road.

How we are increasing diversity through recruitment

Field recruitment: We realize that we are not able to see all students at recruitment fairs and national conferences. Because of this, we are “on the road,” researching colleges/universities and cultivating contacts with new agencies and schools. Each year, members of the Laney Graduate School (LGS) community travel to national conferences (e.g., ABRCMS, McNair and SACNAS), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (e.g., Xavier University of LA, Howard University, and Spelman College), Hispanic Serving Institutions (e.g., University of Puerto Rico schools, Florida International University), to meet students who might be interested in considering graduate study at Emory. If you would like to know more about our institution and are interested in visiting, please contact us.

Direct student contact: This is one of the most resourceful concepts and is often overlooked by many institutions. LGS identifies each contact as a step toward a relationship with you. The goal is to keep the conversation going until we get a "no." With that in mind, members of our community - staff, faculty, current graduate students, alumni - are available to you if you would like to know more about Emory and Atlanta, as well as your particular program of interest. We hope that initial contact, whether by the faculty, alumni, or the Diversity Director, encourages you to look more deeply at us and our learning community.

Publications and public relations: While Emory has a world-class reputation, we recognize that many have not heard of Emory or that we are not the first university that comes to mind when vetting graduate school options. In order to introduce our institution to the community, Laney has created brochures, calendars, and flyers that we mail electronically to prospective students and to our peers at other institutions. Many of these publications can be downloaded as .pdf files right from LGS degree program webpages. We also publish articles and advertisements in magazines such as HBCU Digest and Diverse Magazine in Higher Education.

"Closer look" campus visits: When recruiters are asked what are the most effective ways for a student to see a campus, students overwhelmingly say that campus visits were most important. The visits give you an opportunity to tour the campus, talk to enrolled students and faculty, and even attend classes. They also allow graduate programs to tell you about the support offered and allow you see for yourselves whether or not the campus environment is conducive to your academic and personal growth.

Schedule a visit

If you are interested in pursuing a degree in the Laney Graduate School or if you or a group want to learn more about LGS and life at Emory, visit us!

  • Prospective applicants: We encourage you to visit Emory's campus and the program that interests you. During your visit, you can talk to program administrators, faculty, staff and current students to learn about the program's foci and expectations and to determine if the program fits your needs and interests. To arrange a visit, we suggest that you contact the program directly.
  • Groups: For groups interested in visiting LGS and Emory (such as McNair Scholars, MARC or Gates Scholars), please complete our Laney Graduate School Visit Request form.

Interested in LGS?

Complete our inquiry form to learn more about LGS at Emory University and life in Atlanta. 

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Laney Contact

Amanda Marie James

amandamariejames@emory.edu