Andrew SzeriDear Graduate Students,

It’s recruiting season, again — can you sense the excitement in the air? Many applicants are weighing their decisions about where to go to graduate school. Our own Graduate Division survey data shows that by far the most important factor in drawing students to Berkeley is the distinction of our faculty and degree programs. Of course, many applicants are thinking in term of rankings, facts and figures, too.

During recruiting season, you can do your part, as well. Do you know personally any students who have applied to graduate schools and are considering Berkeley among their options? Please send them the links to your program, or to the link for rankings, facts and figures above. Maybe you can spare a few minutes to take a visiting applicant out for coffee. Or tell your graduate program staff that you’re available to talk by telephone to an applicant or two. You are a terrific source of insider knowledge about your program, the faculty, the courses and the research.

Best wishes for a stimulating and productive semester!

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Andrew J. Szeri
Dean of the Graduate Division