WILLIMANTIC, CT (09/29/2017) Hundreds of Eastern Connecticut State University students visited with representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities at Eastern's annual Graduate School Fair. Sponsored by The Center for Internships and Career Development, the fair helps students explore their options for continuing their education after graduation. Students are able to gain in-depth information from graduate school representatives to help them find the best program to fit their interests.
Representatives from a variety of schools attended the fair to recruit students for programs in finance, criminal justice, education, psychology, social work, accounting, engineering, medicine and more.
Graduate schools represented at the fair included such Connecticut institutions as Central Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut and Sacred Heart University.
Representatives from Boston University, Northeastern University, Vermont Law School, Assumption College and Stevens Institute of Technology also attended the fair to recruit prospective students.
"Any student considering graduate school should attend the graduate fair," said senior psychology major Carlos Borja. "This fair gave me a better idea of the range of opportunities out there and how to market myself as a candidate to a specific program. I wanted to know what accomplishments I should o focus on in my application and the representatives answered those questions clearly. Based on my conversations with the representatives, I am going to make sure to emphasize my research experience."
First- and second-year students also attended the fair. "As a sophomore I know I have quite a bit of time to prepare for graduate school but I am thankful that Eastern encourages looking into graduate school sooner rather than later," said sophomore biology major Imani Williams. "Looking into graduate school now will help me know what experiences I should get in order to make that goal happen in the future."