The School of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) at Texas State University is launching a new initiative called the Graduate Enrichment for Minority Students (GEMS) program.
GEMS Goal: GEMS aims to provide students who belong to groups that are underrepresented in graduate education within family and consumer sciences (e.g., ethnic minority, LGBTQ, first generation immigrant, first generation college student, and students experiencing economic hardship) with mentorship, training, and information on graduate education. Our goal is to reduce potential barriers for graduate attendance, build a cohort of student support, and inspire students from diverse backgrounds to begin their graduate journey to become the leaders of tomorrow.
Activities: The GEMS program consists of a series of workshops and panel discussions specifically designed to prepare students for the graduate admissions process, as well as introduce students to the graduate family and consumer sciences programs at Texas State University (i.e., Human Nutrition, Family and Child Studies, and Merchandising and Consumer Studies). GEMS will include a variety of sessions, including:
Writing a successful statement for graduate school,
Strategies for gaining research experience
Strategies to pay for graduate school
Meet and greet opportunities with graduate faculty and students.
Detailed overview of and tours of each graduate program within the FCS
Cost: The School of Family and Consumer Sciences will cover students’ travel, lodging, and meals related to the event, making the GEMS program absolutely FREE for interested students. Because this event is free, space is limited to 30 students.
Dates & Itinerary: The program begins Friday, October 26 at 5pm and will continue until 5pm on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Students will need to arrive in San Marcos by late afternoon on Friday, and will return home on Saturday evening