Outreach and Recruitment

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.

26th Annual SAEOPP McNair/SSS Scholars Research Conference6/27/196/30/19Atlanta, GA
IRT7/18/197/21/19Andover, MA
Graduate Horizons 20197/18/197/21/19Appleton, WI
Leadership Alliance7/24/197/28/19Hartford, CT
McNair at UCLA7/31/198/2/19Los Angeles, CA
ORISE/ORNL Graduate Student Recruitment Fair8/8/198/8/19Oak Ridge, TN
Howard Bouchet Society9/11/199/12/19Washington, DC
TAPIA Conference (CS & Math Diversity)9/18/199/21/19San Diego, CA
GEM Annual Meeting9/19/199/21/19Chicago, IL
Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition9/22/199/23/19W Lafayette, IN
NNE Vanderbilt9/24/19Nashville, TN
Spelman Social Science Fair9/24/199/24/19Atlanta, GA
AUC Consortium Grad Fair10/1/1910/1/19Atlanta, GA
Grace Hopper (Women in Tech)10/1/1910/4/19Orlando, FL
University of Texas–El Paso– Graduate Fair10/2/1910/2/19El Paso, TX
2019 STEM Innovators Conference – Peach State LSAMP10/3/1910/5/19Athens, GA
HACU Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities10/5/1910/7/19Chicago, IL
American Indian Science & Engineering Society Conference10/10/1910/12/19Milwaukee, WI
USC grad fair10/10/19LA, CA
California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education10/12/1910/12/19Rohnert Park, CA
TMCF 19th Annual Leadership Institute10/16/1910/20/19Washington, DC
Xavier University of Louisiana Research Scholars Showcase and Graduate School Fair (BUILD)10/16/1910/18/19New Orleans, LA
FIU McNair Research Conference10/18/1910/18/19Miami, FL
GSU Graduate and Professional School Fair10/29/19Atlanta, GA
SACNAS– Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences Conference10/31/1911/2/19Honolulu, HI
NAAAHP National Association of African American Honors Programs Graduate Fair11/8/1911/8/19New Orleans, LA
28th Annual National Ronald E. McNair11/10/1911/13/19Omaha, NE
ABRCMS– Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students11/13/1911/16/19Anaheim, CA
oSTEM11/14/1911/17/19Detroit, MI
Field of Dreams Math Conference11/15/1911/17/19St Louis
The PhD Project11/20/1911/22/19Chicago, IL
Student Veterans of America1/3/201/5/20Anaheim, CA
National Council on Undergraduate Research3/26/203/28/20Bozeman, MT
California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education4/18/204/18/20Los Angeles, CA
25th HACU Capitol Forum4/21/204/22/20Washington, DC
NAGAP Annual Conference4/22/204/25/20Orlando, FL

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 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 an academic masters' or doctoral graduate degree at the Laney Graduate School in the humanities, social sciences, or natural, biological or biomedical sciences, 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 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.