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Students prepare to explore graduate schools

Students interested in earning their master’s degree will get a chance to learn about some of the graduate school programs across the United States at an upcoming fair.

UA Career Services is inviting students to the annual UA Graduate School Day on Wednesday for graduate school programs and organizations that are interested in speaking with students who are looking into graduate school. The fair, which will feature more than 90 different organizations or institutions, allows each institution to present themselves to students in a way that showcases what students should expect in their program, said Susan Miller-Pinhey, marketing and special events manager for UA Career Services.

In past years, New York University, Columbia University, Penn State University, and Pepperdine University, among other schools, have been represented at the event. Schools from all over the nation, such as Princeton University and Purdue University, will be represented this year.

Julia Leone, a psychology senior, said while she already has some graduate programs in mind, she’s still looking forward to attending the fair.

“It’s always a great idea to see other options,” Leone said. “I hope there are schools from across the country there on Wednesday, not just the West Coast.”

Arizona State University will have seven to eight tables showcasing different program opportunities. The University of Southern California and Northern Arizona University will each have three tables in addition to many other schools with multiple programs.

Zachary Brooks, president of the Graduate and Professional Student Council, said the decision to go to graduate school can be difficult and requires potential applicants to be well-informed.

“I think it’d be [a] really great event for undergraduates because graduate school is a really big decision, and they should be as informed as possible before they go.”

Approximately 400 to 500 students are expected to attend, Miller-Pinhey said. All students are encouraged to attend the event, regardless of their expected graduation date.

“This is great for students to talk to different schools and find out potentially what they might study there if they’re interested in those particular programs and those particular schools,” said Miller-Pinhey. “Its just a good opportunity for students to get a feel for different programs across the country from representatives that are here recruiting them.“

UA Graduate School Day

Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom

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