WMU News

Open house set for prospective graduate students

Oct. 3, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- For many people, going to graduate school is as big a life decision as buying a house or moving to a faraway city.

To help make the decision easier for prospective graduate students, Western Michigan University will conduct a Graduate Program Open House from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the North Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.

"Pursuing a graduate degree requires a significant investment of time and money," notes Paula Boodt, WMU's director of graduate recruitment and retention in the Graduate College, which is sponsoring the open house. "People shouldn't make a major decision like this without getting information first. By attending our open house, they'll be able to get most of the information they'll need--in one day and in one place."

Participants will have a chance to investigate their financial aid options, learn about the many research and internship opportunities available, and talk with representatives from more than 90 WMU graduate programs.

In addition, staff members will be on hand from the University's Career and Student Employment Services, Teacher-Administrator Certification Office, Counseling and Testing Services, Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the Graduate College.

While at the open house, participants will be able enjoy refreshments as well as attend two workshops, "Financing a Graduate Education" from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. and "How Your Graduate Degree Can Maximize Your Potential Earning Capability" from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Registration is required for the workshops, which will be conducted in Room 205 of the Bernhard Center.

WMU offers a wide range of advanced professional programs and graduate programs, including 62 master's degrees, two specialist degrees, 25 doctoral degrees and nine graduate certificates in specialized fields of study.

For more open house information or to register for a workshop, contact Nancy Greer-Williams at (616) 387-8209 or <nancy.greer-williams@groupwise.wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu


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