Outreach and Recruitment

How We Are Increasing Diversity Through Recruitment

2020-2021 National 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, please contact us.

LGS EDGE will be participating in virtual recruiting only during Fall 2020. Additional conferences and events will be added throughout the recruitment season.




NIH Virtual Graduate & Professional School Fair



GEM Annual Board Meeting and Conference



Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration



Peach State LSAMP 2020 STEM Innovators Conference

October 2020

Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition



TMCF 20th Annual Leadership Institute 



2020 AISES National Conference



2020 SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Virtual Conference



HACU 34th Annual Conference



California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education



Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) - 2020 Virtual Experience



10th Annual oSTEM Conference + Out to Innovate™ 2020



Student Veterans of America NatCon 2021

January 2021

National McNair Conference & Directors Meeting

January 2021

2021 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference In STEM



2021 National Name Exchange

April 2021

2021 Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education

April 2021

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

April 2021

National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference



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, and 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 LGS EDGE team, 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 to see for yourselves whether or not the campus environment is conducive to your academic and personal growth.

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If you are interested in pursuing a degree an academic master's or doctoral graduate degree at the Laney Graduate School in the humanities, social sciences, or natural, biological, or biomedical sciences, visit us!

  • Groups: For groups interested in visiting LGS as the majority of your scholars are interested in pursuing an academic masters' or doctoral graduate degree in the humanities, social sciences, or natural, biological or biomedical sciences (such as McNair Scholars, MARC or Gates Scholars), please complete our Laney Graduate School Visit Request form.