2015 Graduate & Professional Schools Day

The 2015 Graduate & Professional Schools Day event allows over 100 programs to speak informally with students seeking information about graduate schools and professional programs. Held outdoors on our beautiful campus, this event will be sectioned by academic field for students to navigate through the event more effectively. When you register via Handshake, you will be asked as to what section you prefer to be placed and this will be marketed to students accordingly. Our students look forward to networking with your program's admissions officers, learning about the variety of programs present, the admissions criteria, the curriculum, the school atmosphere and much more!

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Outside Career Services Building (Pathway in front of Career Services Building and Humanities & Social Sciences Building)

 

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

 

Agenda

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Check-in, display set-up and morning coffee/tea
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Event time
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Employer lunch available (Event will remain open)
2:00 PM: Event ends

Participation Requirements

Graduate schools, professional programs and test preparation companies are welcome to participate. Schools and programs looking to recruit students for employment opportunities within your organization will not be considered.

Registration Deadlines

July 16, 2015: Registration opens
October 23, 2015: Registration ends
October 23, 2015: Last day to modify registration form, add extra representatives, etc.
October 29, 2015: Cancellation deadline
October 29, 2015: Full payment due

Registration Pricing

Graduate Program Registration: $300
Test Preparation Company Registration: $500
UCSB On-Campus Department Registration: $150
Additional Representatives (add on): $30 per (limit 4 per table)
Event Sponsorship (add on): $150

Payment Information

Full payment is due prior to October 29, 2015 to secure your space.

Payment must be submitted by credit card or check. Wire transfers are not accepted.

For credit card payments, click HERE.

For check payments, please address check to "UC REGENTS" and mail to:

UCSB Career Services
ATTN: Career Events
Building 599
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7140

Display Set-Up Guidelines

We attempt to arrange tables by academic field as selected on your registration form for students to navigate through the event more effectively. We will do our best to accommodate specific placement requests before the event depending on space availability, but it is not guaranteed. Please submit your request in writing to CareerEvents@sa.ucsb.edu.

It is recommended that your school/program provide a sign, banner or another means of display identification for students to locate your organization. Please do not rearrange your table(s), occupy an adjacent vacant table, or move to another location without securing approval from the Events Coordinator or Career Services staff. Each college or department must register separately. Two colleges or departments from the same university cannot share a table.

Table Size

6’ X 30” banquet table (table linen not provided)

Space Limitations

Please be courteous to the neighboring tables and utilize display materials that fit within the space allocated. To avoid interfering with neighboring booth-student interactions, music is not permitted.

Giveaways

In addition to providing informational materials to inquiring students, it is recommended to include giveaways at your display to draw student attention to your school/program. Giveaways include, but are not limited to: pens, t-shirts, tote bags, Frisbees, etc. Food/candy/beverages that are not individually wrapped and unopened cannot be distributed to students as strictly enforced by our university and catering service policies.

Representatives

No more than (4) representatives per table can be accommodated.

Utilities

Wireless internet and electricity are not available for this event. We cannot provide these services regardless of a request due to location restrictions.

Directions & Parking Information

Directions

Heading NORTHBOUND on Highway 101

  1. Take the 217 Exit (the Airport/UCSB Route) off Highway 101. This will take you to the main campus entrance near the ocean. Proceed through Henley Gate.
  2. At the roundabout, stay to the right and turn onto Mesa Road. Continue along this road.
  3. At the 3rd stoplight (Ocean Road) make a left. Continue along Ocean Road.
  4. When you reach the first stop sign, turn right.
  5. Continue straight, passing 2 stoplights.
  6. Parking Lot 22, which is a 6 level parking structure, will be on your left shortly after the stoplight.
  7. Stop at the Parking Lot 22 entrance to receive your parking permit.
  8. You can park on any floor, except DO NOT park in the “coastal access” reserved parking spaces.

Heading SOUTHBOUND on Highway 101

  1. Take the 108 Exit (Storke Road/Glen Annie Road) off Highway 101.
  2. Turn right onto Storke Road and continue to El Colegio Road.
  3. Turn left on El Colegio Road
  4. Turn right onto Ocean Road.
  5. Parking Lot 22, which is a 6 level parking structure, will be on your left shortly after the stoplight.
  6. You can park on any floor, except DO NOT park in the “coastal access” reserved parking spaces.

Parking

All registered participants must park at Parking Lot 22 (See Campus Map). You can park on any floor, except DO NOT park in the “coastal access” reserved parking spaces. Please plan to arrive at least one hour before the event start time to allow for sufficient time to park, check-in and set-up your table for the event.

Parking permits will only be distributed at the Parking Lot 22 entrance from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Each school/program will receive one parking permit. Additional permits may be purchased for $8 at our automated machines (See Campus Map). Career Services is not liable for parking citations issued due to a failure to retrieve a parking permit or for parking at an incorrect location.

 

Additional On-Campus Recruiting Opportunity
 

The California Forum For Diversity in Graduate Education

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Location: UC Santa Barbara

The California Forums for Diversity in Graduate Education have been designed particularly to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates and master's candidates who belong to groups that are currently underrepresented in doctoral-level programs. The forum bring together approximately 1,000 pre-selected, high-achieving undergraduate and master's students. The students will explore graduate opportunities and resources by participating in numerous workshops conducted throughout the day. Universities and individual graduate programs offering academic master's and/or Ph.D. degrees are welcome to participate in the recruitment fairs that will take place concurrently with the other planned activities. Note that these events are for all disciplines except MBA programs, medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, pharmacy, veterinary science, and law, all of which have their own recruiting networks.

Register at: https://www.caldiversityforum.org/index.php/recruiter-information

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does Registration include?

Registration includes (1) 6' banquet table, (2) chairs, morning coffee/tea and lunch for (2) representatives and (1) parking permit [ONE per school/program]. Max 4 representatives per table.

What does Event Sponsorship include?

The Event Sponsorship allows your school/program to gain additional marketing exposure leading up to the event date by: advertising your school/program's logo and weblink on the event webpage, being featured on Career Services’ social media feeds, the school/program logo displayed on day of the event, having “Event Sponsor” decal recognition on all printed publications.

What is included in the "additional representative" fee?

The “additional representative” fee (per person) includes morning coffee/tea, (1) lunch and (1) parking permit.

How do I handle payment?

Payment must be submitted by credit card or check. Wire transfers are not accepted.

For credit card payments, click HERE.

For check payments, please address check to "UC REGENTS" and mail to:

UCSB Career Services
ATTN: Career Events
Building 599
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7140

Full payment is due prior to October 29, 2015 to secure your space. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a concern or circumstance that would not allow your organization to meet this payment deadline.

Where do I ship my materials?

Shipping Before the Event

Registered schools/programs may choose to ship displays and supplies before the event. We will deliver your materials to your booth table at the event. If you would like to ship your materials before the day of the event, please follow these instructions:

  1. Packages must arrive October 26 – October 30, 2015. We will not allow materials to be shipped before October 26, 2015 due to limited space. We cannot guarantee delivery of your materials to your table if they arrive after October 30, 2015.
  2. Mark your packages clearly with the following:
    - Name of the event (UCSB Graduate & Professional Schools Day)
    - Your school/program name (as listed on your registration form)
    - Total number of boxes you are shipping (ie. 1 of 3)
  3. We will use the information you mark on the outside of your package to ensure it is delivered to the correct booth table on the day of the event.
  4. Send packages to:

UCSB GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS DAY
Central Stores - Receiving & Shipping
ATTN: Jeff Goldman
University of California, Santa Barbara
552 University Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-8617

Please note: UCSB Career Services assumes no responsibility for damaged or undelivered parcels. We will make every effort to deliver your materials to your table, however we cannot be held responsible for undelivered items, damaged containers, or any other issues which may arise in the shipping or your materials to the event. By choosing to ship your materials, you agree to these terms.

Shipping After the Event

If you would like to ship your materials via UPS or FedEx after the event, please follow these instructions:

  1. Complete all your shipping forms in advance. All packages must have a complete pre-printed shipping label or form along with your school/program's account number. Packages that do not have a complete pre-printed shipping label or form will not be mailed.
  2. Attach the completed pre-printed shipping label or form to your packages. Volunteers will be present to assist in packaging your shipments.

Is there electricity access?

Electrical access is not available for this event. We cannot provide this service regardless of a request due to location restrictions.

What is the cancellation & refund policy?

If you must cancel your event registration, please contact the Events Coordinator as soon as possible. Cancellation requests must be made in writing and emailed to CareerEvents@sa.ucsb.edu to be valid and eligible for refund. The final date to cancel and still be eligible for a refund is October 29, 2015 by 5:00pm (PST). Voicemail messages will not be accepted. Cancellations made after this date will not be refunded. By accepting these terms, you acknowledge that by not cancelling ahead of time, you deny us the ability to schedule another school/program to take your place.

What if I register for this event and do not attend?

If your organization registered for the event and does not attend, your school/program will be marked as a “No Show.” Any registration payments that have been collected will not be refunded and the payments collected cannot be used as a credit towards a future event. Any remaining registration balances will still be billed to compensate for not cancelling your registration according to the cancellation policy (via email to CareerEvents@sa.ucsb.edu by the cancellation deadline).

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Can I place an advertisement in your Career Manual?

Yes! The UCSB Career Manual is the official student guide for career planning, interviewing, job searching, and graduate school planning published annually by Career Services. The manual is a great advertising opportunity for schools/programs looking to expand their branding and presence on our campus. For pricing information, click HERE or contact Dave Palmer at Dave.Palmer@sa.ucsb.edu.

 

Thank You To Our Event Sponsors!

 


 


 

 

Questions? Contact CareerEvents@sa.ucsb.edu.