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    07/30/20

    Using Slack and Zoom for graduate recruitment

What happens when a global pandemic closes your campus, and you have 100 students coming for graduate recruitment weekend? You pivot, and in less than four days, create a meaningful virtual experience using Slack and Zoom. It took hours of work, lots of creativity and innovation, and the can-do attitude of more than 300 people in the Department of Chemistry. They developed and executed a comprehensive plan for an immersive virtual recruitment weekend. Information about how this was done, including some practical how-tos has been published in an article, "Rethinking Graduate Recruitment Weekends: Using Slack to Make Virtual Recruitment as Effective as In-Person Visits," published on ChemRxiv, including downloads.