Graduate School Fairs at Georgia College
Graduate & Professional School Fair
Monday, October 19
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Student Activities Center
Meet 50 different representatives and learn about hundreds of graduate and professional school programs
• Do you see yourself going to graduate or professional school
within the next five to seven years?
• Is graduate school something you think you should do but you're
not sure what to study?
• Are you looking for career options to complement your
• Are you currently applying to graduate school and interested in
making real connections beyond your online application?
• Are you finalizing your applications and want to make sure you
have some additional schools to consider?
If you said yes to any of these questions, then you should attend our fall graduate school event!
Why should you attend?
If you already know what you want to do in graduate school, it will take you at least three to six months to determine where to apply so you want to start your search early. If you're not sure what to study, then a graduate school fair can open your eyes to a world of possibilities outside your undergraduate major.
By attending a graduate school fair, you will walk away with a better understanding of what it takes to get into a program. Even if the program you want is not at the event, the advice you can glean from similar programs can help you in the application process.
How can you prepare for these events?
Use Career Connection to access the list of programs attending the Graduate & Professional School Fair on October 20 so that you know which schools are attending and what programs they offer. Then generate questions you want to ask the representatives. The representatives will be a mix of faculty program coordinators and admissions representatives.
Casual attire is welcome at this event, but keep in mind that you will be interacting with program representatives. You may want to consider dressing a bit nicer than you might normally dress for class.
What should I expect at these events?
Each program representative will have a table with information. The representatives from the graduate programs are outgoing and friendly and excited to be on campus to speak with you. Since many of them work in admissions, they are used to student questions and are glad to answer any of the ones you have about their programs.
When you arrive, we do ask that you register with the Career Center so that we know you were at the event. For events in Magnolia Ballroom, we will have a registration table as you enter the front doors. For outdoor events, look for the Career Center tent. You'll receive a list of the programs attending before you enter the ballroom. If you know which programs interest you the most before you arrive, then you will be better prepared to begin networking at the event. As you talk to program representatives, pick up materials and and get business cards when possible.
If you have questions about the event and the graduate school application process, you should consider meeting with a career advisor in the University Career Center.