Let’s Talk Grad School

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By: Tori Kuhr

It’s never too early to start looking at options to enhance a future career in any field.

The Mount Saint Mary College Career Center sponsored their fall graduate school fair on Sept. 27 in the Aquinas atrium. The fair ran from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., where more than 30 colleges and universities came to advertise their programs and meet prospective new students, including schools from Long Island, the Hudson Valley area just past New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The Career Center has the graduate school fair available to all students and alumni every fall semester.

Students who went to scout out future schools signed in, then were given a map of all schools and where they were located within the atrium. They were additionally given a packet with a list of majors, containing a list of corresponding schools with a graduate program in each field. The very back of the packet showed each school, every field of study offered and a contact list for more information.

Meredith Murphy, a sophomore Political Science/History major, described her first experience going to the graduate school fair. “I was freaking out when I was there,” she said. “There was a variety of schools from around this area and [New] Jersey.”

The first time going to a graduate school fair will feel similar to doing the college search from junior and senior year of high school. There are plenty of options – making it hard to pick just one. It’s even harder if you’re on the fence about what you want to do after graduating.

The graduate school representatives were inviting and friendly, willing to point out other schools that offered a more specific program if what they had didn’t match a certain need or desire.