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Introducing Your Target Institution

Find promotional videos of your target institution and introduce your dream school to your classmates.
Many higher education institutions now feature marketing videos to introduce potential students and collaborators to their campus. These slides offer some sample screenshots from a range of university promotional videos. These videos may highlight different aspects of a university - the campus, the social climate on campus, the research being conducted, the faculty, the student body, or various types of engaged learning. Browsing videos about your target campus is a fun way to explore any of these elements of the graduate student experience in that institutional context.

Throughout this course, you’ll notice that we use Michigan as an example institution, and then invite each of you to share your findings and insights about what we’ll call your “target institution.” This is a university that you plan or hope to head to for graduate school in the United States. By the end of the course, you should have a good sense of the campus environment and resources available to you at your target institution.

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