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Graduate School Prep Month


October is Graduate School Prep Month


The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration has partnered with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Services, the Tickle College of Engineering, the Haslam College of Business, and The Writing Center to host a series of events to help students prepare for graduate school during the month of October. Students from all majors are welcome to participate in Graduate School Prep Month. See below for events:

Tuesday, October 1st: Admissions Essay Workshop; 4-5:30pm; Student Union 262 B

Learn how to write an effective personal statement for graduate school admissions. Hear about what to include and what not to from Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration staff, and get your questions answered by staff from the Writing Center.

This workshop will be broadcast live at this link: Admissions Essay Workshop Live

Tuesday, October 8th: GRE Preparation; 4-5pm; Student Union 262 B

Learn all about the GRE admissions exam, including a detailed breakdown of the exam, studying and test taking strategies, and Kaplan’s industry leading resources and innovative tools.Ā 

GRE Prep Presentation

Monday, October 14th: Law School Fair; 10am- 2pm; Student Union Ballroom

The Law School Fair typically brings in over 40+ schools who are seeking students/alumni who are interested in law school. The Fair is for ALL majors and degree levels interested in attending law school. This event is ideal for recent and upcoming graduates to connect with admissions personnel and representatives from law schools all over the country. As with all of our events, alumni are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, October 15th: Health Professions Fair; 11-2pm; Student Union Ballroom

Students have the opportunity to meet directly with recruiters from health-related programs across the region. Pre-Health students are encouraged to attend in order to network and learn more about health profession options and admissions expectations. The Health Fair is for ALL majors and degree levels interested in health-related graduate and professional school.

Tuesday, October 22nd: Graduate School Admissions featuring Don Asher;

4-5:30pm; Student Union Ballroom C

Learn how to successfully navigate and stand out in the graduate school admissions process from acclaimed speaker and author, Don Asher. Hear about topics such as choosing where to apply, timelines, GPA and test scores, essays, and much more!

Tuesday, October 29th: Funding Graduate School; 4-5:30pm; Student Union 169

Hear from a panel of professionals currently working in Financial Aid, The Graduate School and a featured employer on how you can fund your graduate school program. By the end of the panel, you will be able to identify at least three different options for funding your graduate degree!