Ever considered graduate school? Find out more.

The North Dakota State University Graduate School will host an information fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 to discuss benefits of graduate education and options for student financing. Representatives from more than 25 NDSU graduate programs will share information and answer questions. Presentations also will be offered in the Memorial Union Prairie Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Graduate School Sponsored Presentations – all held in Memorial Union Prairie Room

• 10 a.m., How to apply to graduate school and tips for writing a statement of purpose Betsy Birmingham, associate professor, Department of English

Are you interested in attending graduate school? Learn the application requirements andthe keys to writing a successful statement of purpose.

10:30-11 a.m., After the graduate degree: Tips for a successful job search for graduate students The NDSU Career Center

What jobs are available to people who have earned a master’s or doctoral degree? Learn about job opportunities beyond academia and tips for applying for your dream job.

11 a.m., What are the benefits of graduate school? Charlene Wolf-Hall, assistant dean, NDSU Graduate School

The number of master’s degrees awarded In the U.S. has increased more than 43 percent in the past 10 years. An advanced degree may help professionals hone their skills, develop new competencies, change careers or advance in their current profession. Attend this presentation to find out if attending graduate school is right for you.

Noon, Funding Graduate School Charlene Wolf-Hall, assistant dean, NDSU Graduate School, Tara Thoreson, NDSU Student Financial Services & Janis Bork, NDSU Graduate School

Potential graduate students often ask how to finance graduate education. Somestudents receive graduate assistantships, which include tuition waivers. Others finance graduate education in many ways. Charlene Wolf-Hall, assistant dean of the Graduate School will discuss fellowship opportunities. Janis Bork, from the Graduate School will discuss opportunities for assistantships and tuition waivers and Tara Thoreson from Student Financial Services will share information regarding additional financing options.

1 p.m., Graduate Student Panel Q&A Session NDSU Graduate Students

Do you have questions about graduate school? Bring questions to ask a panel of current NDSU graduate students. Information about joining the Graduate Student Association, specifically for graduate students, also will be provided.

For more information about this event, visit www.ndsu.edu/gradschool

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