October 9, 2013
3pm-6pm / Michigan Union 2nd floor
What to Expect
The Graduate School Information Fair is a great way to connect with a large number of schools right here on campus! Typically, 100+ schools and 350 students participate in the event.
Juniors & Seniors attend the Fair to:
Learn about specific programs from grad. school representatives
Collect application and financial aid information
Get tips on personal statements, applications and reference letters
First Year students & Sophomores attend the Fair to:
Ask questions about undergrad coursework and extra-curricular activities
Explore grad. school options
Build networks for the future
Registration is on-site the day of the event
There is no registration fee. Bring your student ID
Students from other universities/colleges are welcome to attend
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do before the Fair?
Prioritize your list of schools to make effective use of your time at the Fair. If you have time, visit the websites of your top schools.
What should I wear?
First impressions count so give some thought to what you wear. Business casual works for the Fair; however, keep in mind “business casual” doesn’t mean “classroom casual.” Bottom line—you want the schools to remember you… not what you’re wearing.
I only have 30 minutes between classes… should I still come?
Yes!… but maximize your time by checking the list of schools before the fair and picking your top 3-5 schools. At the Fair, register and head straight to your top choice school. If there’s a long line move on to the next one on your list. 30 minutes is plenty of time to connect with 3-4 schools.
What should I bring with me?
Bring your questions for the schools (e.g., what are your course offerings?) and be prepared to answer questions (e.g., when do you want to attend graduate school?). No need to bring a resume.
Anything else I should know?
Use our Reference Letter Service to manage your letters of reference. Most graduate/professional schools request letters of reference as an important part of the application process. It’s most helpful to request letters of reference from GSIs/faculty during current courses rather than waiting until application time which might be several semesters later. Our Reference Letter Service will help you get an early start on this important part of the application process.
Have more questions?
Come chat with us during an advising appointment or email us at email@example.com