The Graduate and Professional School Fair is an opportunity for students and alumni to learn about the various graduate school programs available in their areas of interest. If you are thinking about going to graduate school, attend the event to learn more about what options are available to you. You will meet with school representatives face-to-face, allowing for personal interaction in asking questions of a specific school. At the event, you can:
- Explore the possibilities of graduate and professional education.
- Learn about the requirements for programs.
- Get detailed information about various schools and their programs.
- Gather materials to review later.
Students are encouraged to visit Hilltop Careers on Handshake to see what schools will be attending.
How do I prepare for the fair?
Do you have questions about graduate school or want to chat with a counselor about graduate programs? Prior to the fair, be sure to:
- Research graduate schools of interest by reading their program descriptions and visiting their websites. View information on the graduate schools attending the fair on Hilltop Careers by Handshake
- Attend the “I Know What You Did Before Graduate School” Meetup on Wednesday, October 4 in Moody Hall 134 at 3 p.m.
- Stop by Walk-In Hours in Moody Hall 134 to ask last minute questions
- Have your resume reviewed by Career and Professional Development
What should I ask the recruiters at the fair?
An informed and focused set of questions will convey to the representative that you are truly interested in graduate school. Your questions allow the representative to avoid generalities and treat you as an individual. Here are a variety of questions that should help you get the most out of the conversations.
- What do you think is unique about your program?
- Are students admitted in both fall and spring semesters?
- Is it possible to work full-time and complete the degree as a part-time student?
- How much does the program cost (tuition, student fees, housing)?
- What types of financial aid are available (fellowships, assistantships, scholarships, loans)?
- Could you tell me more about student life on campus (student organizations, housing, support groups, diversity of the students)?
- What is the location surrounding the school like (mountains, ocean, rural, city)?
- What are the admission requirements (deadline, GPA, undergraduate coursework, entrance exams, experience, interview)?
- What resources are available to help students find positions after graduation?
- Would it be possible for me to arrange a campus visit in which I could meet with admissions representatives, current students, and faculty?
- May I contact you if I have additional questions?
What do I do at the fair?
- Come dressed in business casual attire. You want to make a good first impression, and you want to project an appearance that says you are mature and serious.
- Visit the schools you are most interested in first.
- Stop by other schools to learn more about opportunities available to you.
- Look for useful printed materials to take with you: business cards, brochures, handbooks, etc.
After the Graduate and Professional School Fair, join us for a panel discussion with admission counselors from the top law schools as they tell you the secrets of developing a successful application. Recruiters from participating law schools include:
- Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
- Oklahoma City University School of Law
- University of Oklahoma School of Law
- and more!