Get ready for grad school

Grad School Expo
Representatives from more than 55 graduate and
professional programs
will be on campus to talk to
Skidmore students about their future plans
.

Reps from more than 55 graduate and professional programs are coming to campus to talk to students about their futures.

October 2, 2012

Life after graduation is full of possibilities. Some new grads choose to travel the world. Others are eager for workplace experience.  Many continue their educations at advanced levels—in fact, about 20% of Skidmore alumni pursue this route immediately upon graduation, and another 50% do so within five years.

To facilitate this transition, Shannon Rodriguez, associate director for preprofessional and graduate study at Skidmore’s Career Development Center, has coordinated a graduate and professional school expo set for October 9.

Representatives from more than 55 colleges and universities—the likes of Boston College and Brooklyn Law, Brown and Fordham schools of education, Northeastern and Clarkson business schools, and Columbia and Tufts medical and health programs—will be available to share information and answer questions. Students can network and do the research necessary to make informed decisions about where and how to apply.

What:
Graduate and Professional
School Expo

When:
Tuesday, Oct. 9
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where:
Case College Center

For more information:
Shannon Rodriguez
518-580-5790

“We have seen a huge increase in students interested in pre-health and pre-law,” says Rodriguez. “We currently have 325 students who anticipate or have declared a pre-health focus, and 192 a pre-law focus.” Over the last five years, Skidmore has seen a 50% increase in science majors, as well as a doubling in students choosing a pre-health track.  Reps from accounting and business, education, law, and public and mental health will host workshops for students after the expo.

The expo strengthens Skidmore’s goal to better help graduates plan and prepare for post-Skidmore lives. This collaboration among academic departments, the Career Development Center, and Alumni Affairs and College Events provides students an early opportunity for career exploration, internship planning, and lining up mentorship possibilities.

For more information and to see a list of registered programs, click here.

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