By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
As many of you know, I am currently an undocumented doctoral student at Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard, I completed two Bachelors’ degree in Sociology, as well as on Criminology and Justice Studies at California State University, San Marcos. I then attended San Diego State University to pursue my Master’s degree in Sociology. As an undocumented student, I had to worry about graduate school application fees, tuition, and living expenses. It took the support of the community to get through my undergraduate studies and finally onto my Ph.D. That is why I am extremely thankful and excited to continue sharing with you my own experience and advice on pursuing graduate school as an undocumented student.
Next week, on Thursday November 19th at 7:00pm, I will be presenting at United We Dream’s live webinar about applying to and navigating graduate school as an undocumented student. Make sure to register to join us. In this webinar, you will learn about key resources that could be helpful to you as a student or an educator. You will also hear from us – we are current undocumented grad students. We will share our best practices in looking into (and navigating) graduate school options and succeeding. For example, we will talk about whether you should disclose your immigration status when applying to graduate school. Why, when, and how? We will also share key resources and scholarship opportunities.
Make sure to register for this webinar by filling out this short form: “UWD Live Present: Rad Grads – Undocumented Students in Grad School” Also, please help spread the word by sharing this post. We want as many undocumented students and educators to join us!
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