Ouachita Baptist University Career Services will host a Graduate and Professional School Fair on Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Evans Student Center. There will be more than 20 graduate and professional schools from Arkansas, Texas and other states represented at the event.
“There are a lot of built-in benefits to grad school,” said Lauren Land, director of Ouachita Career Services. “If you’re thinking about it, go!”
Career Services provides this event as an opportunity for students to casually visit with different grad schools in which they have expressed interest. Land surveyed students to help form the list of schools invited to attend.
“It’s a good opportunity to ask questions,” Land said. Not only will students have the opportunity to discuss grad school face-to-face with the university representatives, but also to explore other available options.
The schools “are going to be really honest and open to help students figure some things out,” Land said. The fair will allow students to think about the options they have and help them to start planning ahead.
It is an opportunity that even freshman and sophomores can take advantage of by exploring their options, Land noted. It will provide them enough time to plan ahead for application deadlines, future tests, financial aid and work opportunities.
“If you’re a senior it’s still not too late,” Land said. “There are definitely options.”
Schools and organizations to be represented include: Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas State National Guard/Army ROTC, Arkansas State University, Baptist Health Schools (Little Rock, Ark.), Baylor School of Law, Christian Brothers University – Physician Assistant Studies, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Criswell College, Dallas Baptist University, East Texas Baptist University, Harding University – Education and Physician Assistant Programs, Henderson State University, John Brown University, Kaplan Test Prep, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, UALR Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas’s Clinton School of Public Service, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), UAMS Boozman College of Public Health, University of Central Arkansas – MBA Program, University of Memphis and Wheaton College.
For more information about the upcoming Graduate and Professional School Fair, contact Lauren Land at email@example.com.
By Kaitie Scott