Info Session for Graduate Applicants to the U.S.

Online

Join this event and learn about graduate studies 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.

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

Program

15:00     What’s the Fulbright program about?

  • Overview of the program and the role of grantees
  • Why should you apply?

Karoliina Kokko, Senior Program Manager, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Eino Rautanen, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2021-22
Bruno Jäntti, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2020-21
Sonja Salo,
Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grantee 2019-20

15:30     Introduction to Master’s and Doctoral studies in the U.S. and Fulbright Finland Foundation Grant Programs for Graduate Studies and Research

  • Overview of graduate studies in the U.S.
  • Overview of Fulbright Finland grant programs available for graduate studies
  • Alumni study experiences in the U.S.

Karoliina Kokko, Senior Program Manager, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Eino Rautanen, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2021-22
Bruno Jäntti, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2020-21
Sonja Salo,
Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grantee 2019-20

16:05     Introduction and tips for the U.S. graduate school application process

  • Overview of the application process
  • Required documents
  • Standardized tests: TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT
  • Alumni recommendations and tips for application

Ling Choi, Program Coordinator, Fulbright Finland Foundation
Eino Rautanen, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2021-22
Bruno Jäntti, ASLA-Fulbright Graduate Grantee 2020-21
Sonja Salo,
Fulbright-Technology Industries of Finland Grantee 2019-20

16:30     BREAK

16:45     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?
  • Funding for graduate studies in the U.S.
  • Tips from U.S. Professors

Doctoral Research Visits

  • What should you consider when selecting a research advisor, an institution and arranging a research visit?
  • Tips for approaching a potential host
  • What does a visiting scholar position entail in a U.S. institution?
  • Tips for a successful research visit
  • Administrative requirements or application process
  • Visiting scholar and funding

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

Panelists:
Anna Agapova, Fulbright-University of Vaasa Scholar Award, Associate Professor in Finance, Florida Atlantic University
Fred Markowitz, Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, Professor in Sociology, Northern Illinois University
Lora Harris, Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award, Associate Professor in Oceanography, University of Maryland

17:30     Final Q&A

17:45     Event ends

Recording of The Event