Diversity Psychology Visit Day at UVA –

Are you thinking about a doctoral degree in psychology? 

Do you want to learn more?

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day

Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

This event is for research-oriented, junior and senior undergraduate students and recent graduates from underrepresented groups (e.g., students who identify as a historically underrepresented ethnic/racial minority or who are the first in their family to attend college) who want to learn more about getting a doctoral degree in psychology and the Psychology Department at UVA (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/). 

Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to spend the day visiting the department on April 10th, 2019.

The visit will include:

·       individual and small group meetings with professors to discuss students’ intellectual interests

·       attending research presentations and lab meetings

·       information on applying to graduate school, funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life

·       information session with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion

·       networking with current graduate students

·       a tour of campus  

To apply: students should send:

1) Complete page 2 of this application

2) 1-2 paragraphs describing their research experience and interests, as well as how their research interests align with 1-2 faculty members in the UVA Psychology Department (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/people), and why they want to attend the Visit Day

3) an unofficial copy of their transcript

4) their CV or resume

5) 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to their capacity for graduate study in psychology (letter writers can submit their letter directly to psychology@virginia.edu)

Please submit all materials by email to psychology@virginia.edu

Note, students who applied last year but were not invited to the visit day are encouraged to apply again.

Deadline: Applications are due by January 23rd, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.     

Questions? Email Dr. Noelle Hurd, Associate Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at nh3v@virginia.edu, or Alexis Stanton, Graduate Student and Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Fellow, at ags7wu@virginia.edu.

Additionally, do not hesitate to email me (Annalisa Myer) at am7mv@virginia.edu for an attendee perspective. I attended the inaugural Diversifying Psychology Visit Day at the UVa in the Spring of 2019 and would be happy to answer any questions about the experience. 

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