Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Prospective Graduate Student Conference

Thank you very much for organizing this informative, education, and inspiring conference! The conference itself is a piece of art; I feel your passion in your work. THANK YOU AND YOUR TEAM!
- conference attendee

Please check back during the fall quarter for our next conference event.


9:30am to 10:00am
North Lobby
Check-In, Continental Breakfast.
10:00am to 10:15am
Room 136
Welcome and Review of the Day
Stephanie Krusemark, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Marketing and Enrollment Management  
10:15am to 11:00am
Room 136
Welcome Address - Know Thyself: Finding Your Graduate Program of the Day
Understand how your skills, interests, values, and goals are essential in guiding your graduate school choices. Prospective graduate students will explore how personal and academic aspirations can further your graduate school and career goals.
Nick Ladany, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education and Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University
11:00am to 12:00pm
Room 136
The Graduate School Experience: Current Student and Alumni Panel
Gain real insight, advice and support from alumni of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology from their own experiences attending graduate school.
12:00pm to 1:00pm
North Lobby and Student Lounge
Engage with other participants as well as current students, alumni, faculty and staff from our school.
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Session A, Room 135
Session B, Room 136
Program Sessions
Prepare for the journey that you will take as a graduate student in specific disciplines.

Session A: Graduate Programs in Teacher Education and Preparation.
Melissa Gilbert, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Education

Session B: Graduate Programs in Professional Therapy, Counseling, and Psychology.
Jerold Shapiro, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Room 136

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Graduate Application Process
Learn how to craft a successful resume, understand the purpose of purpose statements, prepare for standardized tests, obtain relevant experience, and acquire letters of recommendation.
Megan France, Ph.D., Director of Assessment
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Room 136
Funding Your Graduate Education
Learn more about loan, grant and scholarship options available to you as a graduate student.
Cindy Tirado, Assistant Director and Financial Aid Services Advisor
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Room 136
Overview of Admissions Requirements for the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University
Learn more about applying to one of the graduate programs offered by our School.
Stephanie Krusemark, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Marketing and Enrollment Management




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