“The 2014 Graduate Horizons summer workshop, held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York focused on preparing Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and First Nations students for the competitive admissions process.” ICTMN
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“Students in attendance were able to learn from the experience of Cornell’s current graduate students and to participate in information sessions about Cornell’s programs, internships and funding resources.
Graduate Horizons is a fantastic grad school prep program for Native American students to help them explore different opportunities as it relates to grad school and refine the application process, demystify what it means to be a graduate student and really provide support around different types of opportunities for graduate study, said Cornell’s Dr. Tremayne Waller, director of the McNair Scholars Program.
During her welcome address, Dr. Jolene Rickard, Tuscarora, director of Cornell’s American Indian Program, encouraged the next generation of graduate students to strive to be leaders in their fields. Dr. Troy Richardson, Saponi/Tuscarora, an associate professor at Cornell, spoke to students about a range of things they should consider before applying to graduate school. He encouraged them to find an institution that suits their needs, including cultural and social support networks, as well as finding internal advocates who can give them feedback when applying.”
“The American Indian Program strives to develop new generations of educated Native and non-Native peoples who will contemplate, study and contribute to the building of Nation and community in Native America.” ~AIP~ Mission and Goals
“We Have Taken to heart the revolutionary spirit that founded our university and encourage each other to pursue unpredicted lines of thinking in order to affect change on local and international scales.” ~Cornell University~
- In what state is Cornell University located?
- Approximately how many Native students attended the workshop?
- How long was the event?
- What did Native students learn in the information sessions?
- What did Dr. Troy Richardson encourage Native students to consider before applying to graduate school?