Franklin & Marshall College students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet representatives from 116 business, graduate, law, and medical schools at the 2013 Graduate and Professional School Fair Oct. 30.
Hosted by the Office of Student & Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD), the event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center. Students can snack on free pizza while meeting with school representatives to plan their next academic step.
"Franklin & Marshall likes to provide students with extraordinary opportunities to meet people who can help them explore and clarify their post-F&M paths," said Matthew Thomas, program director at OSPGD. "The Grad Fair helps them find and prepare for the field they might want to pursue in graduate school."
Three of the schools are international: University of St Andrews; Study Across the Pond, an American representative for 32 universities across the United Kingdom; and University of East Anglia.
Many of the schools participating this year were not at last year's fair. "It's a rotating list," Thomas said. "This year's list looks very different than last year's."
Fordham University's School of Law, The Graduate School at University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, Temple University's School of Podiatric Medicine, and American University College of Arts and Sciences are among this year's participants.
Students who have already decided on a post-graduate future can find a school with the program they want to pursue. They also have the opportunity to explore other courses of study, Thomas said. For students undecided about graduate school, the fair offers plenty of choices to consider.
After the event, representatives of two schools will hold hour-long information sessions on campus. MIT Sloan School of Management's session is from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Global Finance Room in the Patricia E. Harris Center for Business, Government and Public Policy. Northeastern School of Business' session is from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 102 of Stager Hall.
The Office of Student & Post-Graduate Development organizes the fair in association with the Central Pennsylvania Consortium, a partnership that promotes mutual support among students, faculty members and administrators at F&M, Dickinson College and Gettysburg College. Most schools at F&M's fair on Oct. 30 also will appear at fairs at Dickinson and Gettysburg Oct. 28 and Oct. 29, respectively.