MindCORE’s DivE In

4th Annual Mentorship Weekend

October 18-20, 2024

at the University of Pennsylvania

Spring 2024 Update:

DivE In Weekend Applications Opening May 1st & Due May 30. More information will be sent to the community soon!

About DivE In Weekend

The University of Pennsylvania is holding its fourth annual diversity preview weekend in Fall 2024!

What is DiVE In?

DivE In stands for the Diversity and Equity Initiative. This initiative is geared towards serving undergraduate students from marginalized groups that are traditionally underrepresented in graduate school and involves a weekend at Penn devoted to discussing graduate school and the application process. We also have a strong focus on mentoring and networking: students get connected with a mentor, have mock interviews with Penn faculty, and have opportunities to informally network with members of the Penn community. 

There are three main targets we hope to improve upon by holding this event.

Picture of students and organizers taken outside of a restaurant after a dinner in University City

1. Diversity in Mind Research

We seek to improve diversity in the fields that are related to the study of the mind, such as psychology, neuroscience, biology, linguistics, sociology, and more.

Picture of students and organizers taken outside of a restaurant after a dinner in University City

2. Diversity at University of Pennsylvania

The graduate body of Penn mindCORE-affiliated departments is lacking in diversity relative to the greater Philly community. We will improve this discrepancy by making this outreach.

3. Fill in Mentorship Gaps

Under-represented students are more likely to face gaps in effective mentorship during higher education. A major purpose of our event is to minimize this gap as much as possible.

Event Schedule

The DivE In Weekend will take place over the course of a 3-day weekend, from October 18-20, 2024.

The event will feature various presentations, workshops and panels designed to prepare students for success in graduate school. Full event schedule will be posted closer to the event start date.


DivE In is currently possible thanks to grant funding! If you are share our vision and are interested in ensuring our stability, please contact us via the form at the bottom of this page.

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