Subject:                                       Career Services eNews - Graduate School Fair Edition


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Sept. 15, 2008


Graduate School Seminar TONIGHT 6:00-8:00 pm

Don’t be confused by conflicting times about the graduate school seminar tonight. The event will take place tonight from 6-8pm in the Heritage Room of the Union. The Director of Career Services and faculty members will be discussing how to prepare for graduate school, what to look for in a graduate program, application procedures and much more! Attend the seminar tonight to get your questions answered! Open to ALL students.


Graduate School Fair WEDNESDAY 5:30-8pm

Whether you are sure you want to go to graduate school or not, consider attending the Graduate School Fair on Wednesday from 5:30 – 8:00pm in the Union Lobby and Kahn Room. 35 different programs from around the country will be in attendance at the fair to talk about their programs and answer your questions about graduate school. Bring a few resumes and stop by to talk with program representatives that can provide advice on how to market yourself to graduate programs. Open to ALL students. Click here to see who is coming to the fair.


Big 10+ Grad School Expo September 28-29th

The Big 10+ Graduate School Expo at Purdue University is for students considering graduate study in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and related fields. They have a fair, workshops and networking events for you to participate in, so check their fair out, too. You can get all the details on their website.


IU Law Day October 6th

If you have ever thought about pursuing a career in law, then you might want to consider attending IU Law Day on October 6th. The Bloomington campus hosts the largest University Law Fair in the country with over half of the law schools in the country in attendance. For more information on this event, visit their website.


Graduate School Info on Career Services Website

With 18-20% of our graduating seniors going to graduate school each year, we know that our students need resources and information about their graduate school search. We have added a new section of material and information about graduate school to our website, so be sure to check it out!


Update Your Resume NOW!

The Graduate School Fair is this Wednesday and the Fall Career Fair will be here in just a few short weeks. That means you need to get your resume updated NOW! And don’t just focus on updating your resume, but also be sure to upload the new version into eRecruiting and set it as your primary resume. Companies are beginning to request resume referrals and if you have an old one in the system, that is what they will see. Feel free to stop by Career Services any time to have your resume reviewed. Be ready to be seen!


Tips for Attending a Graduate School Fair

Attending a graduate school fair should take as much preparation as attending a career fair. Even if the schools at the fair are not the exact ones that you want to apply to, still consider going to gather advice and application materials to use in your own preparation. Here are a few other tips:

·         Dress to impress. It is important that you make a good impression. The school recruiters at the fair may be a part of your application review team, so be sure to look nice and present yourself well.

·         Take copies of your resume. Come prepared to network and pass copies of your resume to schools you are interested in. You can also ask recruiters to look at your resume and give advice on how you might tailor your resume for your application packet.

·         Do your research. The list of schools coming to our graduate school fair is online, so be sure to check it out before the event. If you are going to a fair at another school, they probably have a similar list available. Visit school websites and learn about their programs so that you can ask questions and have meaningful dialogue at the event.

·         Perfect your sales pitch. You should be able to introduce yourself and give a quick overview of why you are there in 30 seconds. Become comfortable talking to strangers and carrying a conversation. Know what you are looking for, and don’t be afraid to talk to recruiters.

·         Have fun. Any large networking event should be a good time. Go to the event prepared and ready to mix and mingle, and you will be surprised at how much fun you can have.



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