By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
Are you undocumented and considering going on to graduate or professional school?
Then I highly recommend checking out “Life After College: A guide for undocumented students” put together by E4FC.
In this guide, you will find information about the difference between private versus public schools, the application process (including testing, letters of recommendation), and getting internships. You’ll also find sample personal statements, resumes, and CVs. Here are a few more examples of the type of information you will find:
- Types of professional schools (e.g. business, medicine, law, social work)
- Scholarships and Stipends
- Talking about Your Situation
- Working for Yourself
- Going Abroad
- Spotlight on Non-Immigrant Employment-Based Visas
- … and much more!
What makes this guide great is that all information is tailored to being undocumented!
Here’s an excerpt from the guide: “Talking about Your Situation Disclosing your status when looking for an internship has many of the same risks and benefits as in other areas of life. In some cases, if the sponsoring organization knows that you are undocumented, it may be legally bound, or bound by policy, to turn down your application. On the other hand, if you lie about your status, you could set yourself up for extremely negative consequences if the untruth is ever discovered. Lying on an application could even cost you the ability to adjust to legal status in the future if the law or your situation changes. If you are unsure, then the best thing to do is to apply and once you have amazed them, then you can discuss the possibility of not getting paid or getting paid through other means, all without having to disclose status.”
Categories: Applying to grad school