Hakijatapahtuma - Applicant Event Webinar

Helsinki

Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 14:30-18:00
The event was organized online as a webinar.

Join the webinar learn about graduate study and research opportunities in the U.S., and what to consider when selecting suitable universities to match with your own professional goals. During the event you will also learn about Fulbright Finland grant programs and how they can help you accomplish your plans for the U.S.

Fulbright Finland program alumni and U.S. Professors will discuss important factors that you should know about graduate programs in the U.S. and the admission process.

The event is targeted for everyone interested in master's or doctoral studies or research visits in the U.S.

Watch Recording:

Program

14:30 Opening the Webinar Platform for the Participants

14:40 What’s the Fulbright Program About?

  • The goals of the program and role of Fulbright grantees
  • Why should I apply?

Karoliina Kokko, Senior Program Manager, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Joonas Koivukoski, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2019-2020
Kaisla Komulainen, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2017-2018

15:15 Break

15:20 Introduction to Master’s and Doctoral Studies in the U.S. and Fulbright Finland Grant Programs for Graduate Studies and Research

  • Overview of graduate studies in the U.S. and important pointers
  • Overview of the Fulbright Finland grant programs available for graduate studies
  • Alumni recommendations and tips for applying

Karoliina Kokko, Senior Program Manager, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Sohvi Huikuri, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2017-2018
Joonas Koivukoski, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2019-2020
Kaisla Komulainen, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2017-2018

16:10 Break

16:20 Introduction and Tips for the U.S. Graduate School Application Process

  • Required Documents
  • TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT tests
  • Applying for U.S. university funding

Karoliina Kokko, Senior Program Manager, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Sohvi Huikuri, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2017-2018
Jaakko Takkinen, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2013-2014 and Fulbright Finland Renewal Grantee

16:45 Break

16:50 Panel Discussion: U.S. Professors’ Insights on Graduate Admission and Visiting Scholar Placement - Tips for Finnish Candidates

Graduate Admission

  • What to consider when choosing a Master’s or Doctoral program in the U.S.?
  • What makes a right match?
  • Tuition & fees and U.S. graduate study funding
  • Tips from U.S. Professors
  • Commenting on important current trends

Doctoral Research Visits

  • What should you consider when selecting research advisor & institution and arranging the research visit?
  • Tips for approaching a potential host
  • What does the visiting scholar position entail in a U.S. institution?
  • How to get most out of the research visit and make it successful?
  • Visiting scholar and funding
  • Administrative requirements or application process

Facilitator: Leasa Weimer, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives, Fulbright Finland Foundation

Panelists:
Benjamin Lear, Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award 2019-20, Pennsylvania State University
Brendan Mumey, Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies 2019-20, Montana State University, Bozeman
Smaranda Aldea, U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program 2019-20, Kent State University

17:45 Q&A

18:00 Event Ends