Getting into Grad School (GiGS) is a collaborative partnership between the Office of Graduate Diversity and the Graduate Assembly (GA). Its goal is to prepare undergraduate UC Berkeley students to select, apply to, and enroll in graduate school. By working with key staff and graduate student mentors, motivated undergraduates are inspired to pursue academic careers as they acquire a better understanding of how to succeed in the graduate school application process.
The mission of the Graduate Assembly is to improve the lives of University of California, Berkeley graduate students and to foster a vibrant, inclusive graduate student community.
The Graduate Assembly is the official representative body of the graduate and professional students at the University of California, Berkeley. The fundamental principles of the Graduate Assembly are the promotion of a vibrant student social life, inclusiveness, progressive activism, community service, educational improvement, and professional development. In service to these principles the Graduate Assembly advocates for students, funds student groups on campus, and directly manages a variety of projects.
Office for Graduate Diversity
The Office for Graduate Diversity is a resource for educationally and financially disadvantaged students and underrepresented students throughout their academic careers at Berkeley. The Office for Graduate Diversity outreach includes traveling to various universities and colleges throughout the country, conducting informational workshops on applying to graduate school, and providing individual advising to prospective students. It also co-coordinates various outreach conferences and events to provide students opportunities to visit the Berkeley campus or learn more about what Berkeley has to offer.