Career Services gears up for Graduate School Fair

By Jacqueline Evans

With the semester underway, preparation for life after graduation is an important topic to consider.

The department of Career Services will host a Graduate/Professional School Fair on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holmes Student Center in the Duke Ellington Ballroom.

The fair is for all students. Those interested in attending graduate or professional school will able to meet with 61 university or professional program representatives.

Students interested in attending graduate school should start to think about attendance as soon as possible.

“Students should starting thinking about graduate school freshman year because the G.P.A. is very important for entrance,” said Mary Myers, Associate Director of Campus and Employer Relations.

This is the second year the fair has taken place.

“Students really enjoyed the fair and the opportunity to talk with schools directly,” Myers said.

For students who are unsure about graduate school, the fair could offer perspective on the situation, which is what happened to Dana Clark, senior elementary education major.

“I wasn’t thinking about graduate school until I went to the fair and saw all the opportunities the schools had to offer,” Clark said.

Students can visit Career Services to gather information on what to expect at the fair as well as questions to ask school representatives.