Over the years, we have organized UndocuGrads conferences throughout California to share important information and resources with undocumented students about the graduate school application process. We know that there are many more undocumented students in need of the resources to pursue a graduate school education. That is why, we are eager to present at UndocuGrads Webinars across the country.
With our personal connection to this issue, alongside our community organizing efforts and research experience, we have done our best to prepare, support, and inspire fellow undocumented students in their pursuit of a higher education. Our presentations have reached over 1,000 undocumented students, educators, counselors, and parents. We have also actively engaged in platforms such as this one (My UnDocumented Life blog) to guide and inspire undocumented students in their educational trajectories.
At each UndocuGrads presentation, we will discuss the differences between pursuing a Master’s, Ph.D., and professional degrees. We will go over the different application components students need to submit while paying close attention to the ways in which this process is unique for undocumented students. In addition to the information and resources that students will receive, we will share our pieces of advice and experiences. We will cover questions such as the following: Can I go to graduate school if I am undocumented? Should I disclose my immigration status in my graduate school application? How can I pay for graduate school? And much more. Students can expect to receive important tools that will guide them through the graduate school application process (and beyond). They will also join a growing supportive network of prospective, current, and former undocumented graduate students.
How can your school/organization help? Bring an UndocuGrads Webinar to your community! By filling out this form, you can let us know what dates work for you. Each presentation will last around 1-2 hours (unless you would like to request additional time). This will allow us enough time for the presentation, as well as a Q & A section. Please note that 1-3 undocumented graduate students will present at each event depending on availability. We are asking schools and organizations to support our presenters with an honorarium to help presenters cover expenses associated with their preparation and presentation time.
If you are a student, help us encourage your school/organization to host an UndocuGrads Webinar!
To request a webinar, please fill out this form. Please note that we will do our best to meet all requests, but we cannot guarantee this. We will contact you within a week of your request to let you know if and how many presenters can facilitate a webinar.
Thank you for your support!
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