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Thinking about grad school?

Oct. 14, 2010

KALAMAZOO--The increasing need for higher-skilled workers and a slow economy have motivated many people to consider pursuing advanced degrees.

Area students and residents may explore their options for graduate or professional studies during the 2010 Professional School and WMU Graduate Programs Fair from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom at Western Michigan University.

The event does not require pre-registration and is being sponsored by Kalamazoo College and WMU. Although open to the general public, the fair is geared toward junior and senior college students as well as recent alumni of the two sponsoring institutions. Free parking will be available in Parking Structure No. 1 at the corner of West Michigan Avenue and North Dormitory Road.

"The fair gives attendees direct access to representatives from a variety of graduate and professional programs, in addition to offering a lot of helpful information in the workshops," says Dr. Gene Freudenburg, dean of WMU's Graduate College. "This is really the best opportunity of its kind in this part of Michigan, not only for current students, but also for those who have finished their undergraduate work and want to explore graduate education."

Participating will be representatives from professional schools such as the law schools at Michigan State University and the University of Toledo and medical and dentistry schools at the University of Michigan. Also represented will be WMU graduate programs in areas as diverse as business, education, engineering, fine arts, health, human services, and science and technology.

By participating in targeted workshops, attendees will be able to get additional tips on how to apply to graduate and professional schools. The times and focus of these workshops are: 4 p.m., law schools; 4:30 p.m., medical schools; and 5:15 p.m., graduate schools.

For more information about the graduate fair, visit wmich.edu/grad or contact WMU's Graduate College at grad-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8237. Questions may be directed to the college's Gene Freudenburg or Tony Dennis by calling (269) 387-8237.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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