Author Visits Truman for Grad Week

Donald Asher, internationally acclaimed author and "America’s Job Search Guru," begins his visit to Truman Sept. 28 as part of the Career Center’s annual Graduate School Week program.     

Asher has published 10 books, which he wrote for online editions of the Wall Street Journal. He also works as the education columnist for MSN Encarta.

Throughout the week, Asher will give presentations on how to write a personal statement, how to go to grad school for free and how to prepare now for grad school. During the week, 10 universities will have representatives on campus to provide information about their programs.

Visiting schools include Webster University, the University of Tulsa, the University of Missouri-Columbia, A.T. Still University, Aquinas Institute and the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. In addition, Truman will provide information about its graduate programs in accounting, biology, communication disorders, education, English and music.  

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Grad Week Schedule
Sept. 29
Personal Statement Writing Workshop by Donald Asher
3-6 p.m.*

How to Attend Graduate School for Free or Minimum Cost by Donald Asher
6:30-7:30 p.m.  • Violette Hall 1010

Sept. 30
Personal Statement Writing Workshop by Donald Asher
2:30-5:30 p.m. *

For Underclassmen Only: How to Prepare Now for Grad School by Donald Asher
6-7:15 p.m. • Student Union Building Alumni Room

*Ask a professor for a nomination due to limited seating
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