Ask Me Anything: Graduate Student-at-Large Programs

Join Program Director Esther Riske and Associate Director of Recruitment Ali Case for a lively discussion about the GSAL programs.

Jul 25






About the Event

Curious about pursuing grad school at University of Chicago or elsewhere? Join us on July 25, 2024 noon CT, for an exclusive 'Ask Me Anything' chat session with our Graduate Student at Large program director Esther Panidan-Riske. Get firsthand insights into the program, discover how you can test undergrad and graduate level courses without making a full commitment, and how you can leverage GSAL to boost your graduate school applications.

Whether you're considering a career shift or looking to enhance your professional network, this is your chance to gain valuable information. Don't miss out—mark your calendars and prepare to engage in a meaningful conversation about your academic journey. Reserve your spot now for this unique opportunity!

* All registrants will be sent a recording of the session within two business days after the event has passed.

About the GSAL program

Students accepted to the Graduate Student-at-Large (GSAL) program at the University of Chicago have already completed their bachelor’s degrees and enroll in regular graduate and undergraduate courses (with adequate prerequisites) at the University of Chicago. They have the opportunity to take courses at the College, in the Graduate Divisions of the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities, and at the graduate schools in Divinity, Public Policy, Social Work, Business, and Law.

About the GSALB program

Graduate Student-at-Large: Business (GSALB) students have the opportunity to deliberately explore the academic culture of the Chicago Booth School of Business, and participate in the rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education that consistently ranks Chicago Booth as the top MBA program in the world.

About the Returning Scholars program

Through the Returning Scholars (RS) program at the University of Chicago, you can connect with an esteemed community of scholars, faculty, and alumni who share your intellectual curiosity and determination to continue your studies in your field of interest. Students have the opportunity to rekindle their passion for education through rigorous undergrad and graduate courses at The University of Chicago.

Speaking at the event

Esther Pandian-Riske, GSAL Program Director

Esther Pandian-Riske, MA, MAPSS

Program Director, Graduate Student-at-Large

Esther Pandian-Riske is the Program Director of the Graduate Student-at-Large Program. Originally from Singapore, she came to Chicago as an international student and has two Master’s degrees from the University of Chicago: a MAPSS from the Graduate Division of the Social Sciences and an MPP from the...

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Ali Case, Associate Director of Recruitment

Alexandra Case, MS

Associate Director of Recruitment

Alexandra Case, Associate Director of Recruitment, has over fifteen years of recruitment, admission, and marketing experience. She started her career in higher education at the New York Institute of Technology as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission, then served seven years at Illinois Tech...

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