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Latino Resource Center’s ‘Avanzando Juntos’ event to encourage pursuit of advanced degrees

March 29, 2013
Emily Prieto

Emily Prieto

Latino Resource Center Director Emily Prieto will host “Avanzadno Juntos” from 5 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, when she will discuss the importance of Latino students pursuing advanced degrees.

Translated to English, “Avanzando Juntos” means “Advancing Together.” The event will support, empower and encourage the Latino population on campus to persevere beyond bachelor’s degrees.

To successfully guide these students, Prieto will explain the application process and how to go about deciding what graduate program is right for each individual. She also will discuss how to ask for letters of recommendation, address various admission tests and offer tips on how to write a personal statement.

Most importantly, financial options will be explained as well as where to find graduate assistantships.

Faculty from various departments, including the College of Business and the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, will participate in a panel discussion.  Latino graduate students also will provide advice on how to apply to graduate school and what it is like to be a graduate student. Audience members can ask questions.

Although this event is aimed toward empowering the Latino student community on campus, the resources being provided will prove useful for everyone. All are encouraged to attend. The event takes place in the Smart Classroom of the Latino Resource Center, 515 Garden Road.

For more information, email Laura Rodriguez at [email protected].