Open Office Hours: Graduate Student-at-Large

Join us online for office hours with our Graduate Student-at-Large program director to learn how our bridge program can help you test grad school before applying.

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About the Past Event

Interested in graduate school or an MBA but don't know where to start? Please stop by for online open office hours with program director, Esther Pandian-Riske, as she introduces you to the Graduate Student-at-Large (GSAL) program at the University of Chicago. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the program or the application process.

About the GSAL program

Students accepted to the Graduate Student-at-Large 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 earn a official transcript and take for-credit 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.

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

Speaking at the event

Esther Pandian-Risk, Associate Director of Graduate Student-at-Large Programs

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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Assistant Director of Recruitment, Angie Hoang

Angie Hoang, MBA

Assistant Director of Recruitment

Angie Hoang serves as the lead advisor for prospective students to the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics, Master of Science in Threat and Response Management, and Graduate Student-at-Large programs. Prior to joining the University, Hoang worked in post-baccalaureate admissions at...

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