Students of Color

Seize Your Superpower

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UCSB represents the strength and wisdom of people from many multicultural backgrounds, designating the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Service Institution (AANAPISI), among other designations of note. Beyond your time at UCSB, you will likely continue to interact with people in the workplace (e.g., clients, coworkers, mentors, and supervisors) with diverse cultural backgrounds, values, and viewpoints.

At Career Services, we recognize that your individual ethnic and racial identities may influence your career decisions and experiences navigating work environments. We are here to offer support with overcoming potential systemic or individual barriers, developing your professional identity, and accessing opportunities for growth and advancement.




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Explore Grad School: Students of Color

For complete information on graduate school search strategies and the application process, review our starter tips to Explore Grad School in all careers as well as the specialized tips on this page.

Getting to Know Grad School

If you have ever thought about attending graduate school, it is never too early to familiarize yourself with the types of programs that could suit your career goals. Be sure to review our Grad School 101 page for a basic understanding before you take steps toward applying for any programs. 

Did You Know?

Nearly one-third of graduate students are now people of color.

Hispanic students have shown the most growth and are enrolling in and completing college at levels never seen before. The population of black graduate and undergraduate students is also significantly larger than it was 20 years ago.

Source: American Council on Education, 2019