Successful Transition into Graduate School (STRINGS)
The Graduate Net Initiative is not currently accepting applications for a 2019-2020 STRINGS cohort. Stay tuned for updates regarding a 2020-2021 cohort!
About the STRINGS Program
Successful Transition into Graduate School (STRINGS) is a year-long cohort program focused on helping Hispanic, African American, Asian American (including South-East Asian), first-generation, and/or returning students transition successfully into graduate school.
STRINGS, which is made possible by a U.S. Department of Education Title V Part B (PPOHA) grant, offers:
- mentorship and professional development opportunities,
- monthly cohort meetings and year-long workshops to foster practices leading to successful graduate students.
In order to be eligible to participate in STRINGS, a student must:
- be newly admitted into a Fresno State graduate program;
- be a Hispanic, African American, Asian American (including South-East Asian), first-generation, and/or returning student (returning students are defined here as those with a lengthy break between undergraduate and graduate studies);
- be enrolled in his/her academic program for the duration of their participation; and
- remain in good academic standing while a participant in STRINGS.