“Graduate School Week” Events Provide Students a Look at Graduate Programs

Truman’s Career Center is having its annual “Graduate School Week” Nov. 14-18. “Graduate School Week” is a series of events designed to show students the opportunities awaiting them after graduation.

The University of Missouri will have graduate school representatives on campus from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Nov. 14. Representatives from the law school, Truman School of Public Affairs, and Gordon E. Crosby Jr. MBA Program will be at the Violette Hall student counter. Representatives from the biochemistry, genetics, life sciences, fellowship program and division of plant sciences will be available in Magruder Hall outside of room 2030.

The Career Center is having a Walk-In Graduate School Assistance event in the Career Center from 2-4 p.m., Nov. 14, and 3-5 p.m., Nov. 17. Students can get help with writing their statement of purpose or strategies for applying to graduate school by stopping in and talking to a graduate school adviser.

Donald Asher, a nationally recognized speaker and author, will speak about strategies to gain admission to highly competitive graduate programs. The event is titled “Bound for Graduate School?” and will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Nov. 15, in Violette Hall 1000.

An event titled “Show Me the Money” will help students learn how to find funding for graduate school through nationally competitive scholarships, financial aid and departmental funding. Adam Davis, professor of English and interim director of interdisciplinary studies, will present this session from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Nov. 16, in the Student Union Building Governors Room.

Missouri State University will have a physical therapy representative available from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Nov. 17, on the second floor of Pershing Building.

Royce Kallerud, associate professor of English, will conduct an open session titled “Writing the Personal Statement” from 7-8 p.m., Nov. 17, in the Student Union Building Governors Room. He will be available to help students write their graduate school entrance statement.

Rockhurst University representatives will be on campus from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Nov. 18, outside of Mainstreet Market to discuss their graduate programs. Representatives will be from their physical therapy, occupational therapy, and communication science and disorders programs.

For more information about these events, call the Career Center at 785.4353.
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