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Graduate School Fair makes students aware of options

Schools represented a wide range of disciplines.

Students learned about their postgraduate options during Wednesday's fair. (Peggy Hogan-Rao, Staff Photographer)
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Senior Taylor Sanders talks to a representative from the University of Buffalo during Wednesday’s Graduate School Fair. (Peggy Hogan-Rao, Staff Photographer)

By Peggy Hogan-Rao, News Editor

St. John Fisher College hosted the annual fall Graduate School Fair as a way to help students understand their options as they start to learn what postgraduate options are available, as Beth Jeffries of the Career Center explained. The Graduate School Fair was held in Cleary Auditorium on Wednesday Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jeffries says that one reason this fair is important is because of how many different options there are for post graduate programs. She said,“Many of our students go on to graduate schools so allowing them to explore the different opportunities is important.”

Junior Julia Greene liked having the different options available to her. She said, “It’s definitely exciting to see what the different schools have to offer.”

There are a lot of different options available at this Graduate School Fair, including schools representing all different disciplines of studies such as law schools and business schools and science programs and nursing programs just to name a few. Jeffries said, “They really cross all disciplines to help offer different opportunities here at Fisher.”

Greene saw how this Grad School Fair is a great benefit to students. “I definitely think it’s offering a lot of things we don’t get every single day unless you are in a sort of a class that’s exploring graduate schools so an event like this is super, super helpful,” she said.

As the one who organized the event, Jeffries saw this event as an opportunity for students to learn about the process of applying to grad school.

“I think it helps them understand the graduate school application process better so if they are considering graduate school they have an opportunity to actually talk to representatives (from colleges) and learn about what the process looks like,” she said.

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