Register for the 2020 UndocuGrad Virtual Conference at UC Merced

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The University of California, Merced is hosting a virtual UndocuGrad Conference beginning on July 8, 2020. The conference is free and is open to all undocumented community members who are interested in or currently attending graduate/professional school. The conference will feature weekly webinars where participants will receive helpful information and resources for applying to and navigating through graduate/professional school, as well as, advice on successfully transitioning to the job market. “The conference will also highlight inspirational success stories from former and current undocumented graduate students and professionals, in order to facilitate a strong sense of belonging and professionalization amongst the undocumented community.”

For more information and to register, please visit the official website: UndocuGrad Conference 2020

Webinars include:

July 8, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:30pm. Pursuing Graduate/Professional School as an Undocumented Scholar

This webinar is designed to help undocumented scholars who are interested in learning about graduate/professional school opportunities post-undergrad. Speakers from UC Merced’s Graduate Division will cover what graduate/professional school is and what the application process generally entails with a specific focus on navigating this process as an undocumented scholar. The speakers will also discuss various potential funding sources that can help support undocumented scholars throughout their graduate career. Participants will be able to submit questions throughout the webinar and a dedicated Q&A session will also be held at the end of the webinar.

July 15, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00pm. Navigating Graduate/Professional School as an Undocumented Scholar: A Panel of Current and Former Student

This webinar is designed to highlight the inspirational stories of current and former undocumented scholars in graduate/professional school. A panel of speakers will share their personal experiences of applying to and navigating through graduate/professional school. They will also share what has helped them overcome self-doubt and negative voices and provide helpful tips for undocumented scholars currently in or considering graduate/professional school. Speakers will consist of current or former undocumented scholars in graduate, medical, and law school. Participants will be able to submit questions throughout the webinar and a dedicated Q&A session will also be held at the end of the webinar.

July 22, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:30pm. Career Opportunities for Undocumented Individuals

This webinar is designed to familiarize undocumented individuals with potential career opportunities through which they can earn a living regardless of their status. Speakers will discuss various ways undocumented individuals—with and without work permits—can earn a living and provide helpful information and resources to help them navigate the job search. Participants will be able to submit questions throughout the webinar and a dedicated Q&A session will also be held at the end of the webinar.

July 29, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:30pm. Know Your Rights Workshop

This webinar is designed to empower undocumented individuals by familiarizing them with their rights and highlighting available resources. Speakers will specifically discuss the rights that all undocumented individuals —with and without work permits—have and provide helpful information about the various legal resources available to undocumented scholars all over California. Participants will be able to submit questions throughout the webinar and a dedicated Q&A session will also be held at the end of the webinar.”


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