Graduate and Professional School Day
Thursday, October 18, 2012
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Coffman Union, Great Hall
Free and open to the public
WHAT TO EXPECT
Connect with a lots of graduate schools without leaving campus! About 100 local and national graduate/professional programs will be there. (And about 1,000 students attend.) Take advantage of this opportunity to explore grad school options. Grad/Law School Reps:
To participate in this event, register here
Fields and programs represented include business, law, education, health sciences, the liberal arts, and more.
Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students,
Alumni, and the public:
First- and Second-Year Students:
- Talk to representatives from many different graduate and professional schools. Learn about their schools and specific programs.
- Collect application and financial aid information. Get details about the admission process and admission tests.
- Get tips about funding graduate school.
Special Workshops (free!) offered during the event:
- Start exploring graduate school options.
- Build networks for the future.
- Get tips from grad school representatives about preparing for grad school. Learn what you can do now to make yourself a strong applicant later.
- How to Apply to Graduate and Professional School (offered at 11 a.m.)
- Effective Personal Statements (offered at 1 p.m.)
WHO CAN ATTEND AND HOW?
- Though this event is primarily aimed at University of Minnesota students, anyone is welcome to attend.
- The event is free. You don't need to pre-register to attend.
- Stop by any time between 10 and 2.
- Entry requirements: U of M students, bring your U of M ID card with you, to speed up your entry to the event. NOTE: If you don't bring a U ID card or don't have one, you can still enter the event easily.
HOW TO PREPARE
Follow these tips to make the most of this event:
- Look at the list of participating schools (see below). Visit school websites to identify programs that might interest you.
- Many schools are represented at this event, so prioritize the schools you're most interested in, and visit them first. That will help you make effective use of your time.
- Dress appropriately. First impressions count! Business casual is the recommended attire.
- Bring questions for the schools. (e.g., What are your course offerings?) and be prepared to answer their questions (e.g., Why do you want to attend graduate school?).
- Bring a pen. If you share your contact information, be sure to write legibly! Grad school recruiters sometimes tell us they couldn't follow up with students because they couldn't read their handwriting.
Browse the 2012 list of participating schools to see which programs will be there. The list includes links to each program.
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions about Graduate and Professional School Day, contact CLA Career Services at the University of Minnesota: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-7577.