Cate Center, Kresge Auditorium
March 2, 2013
9:30 a.m. – noon
Are you thinking about graduate school? Whether you need an advanced degree to progress in your field or you want to pursue an entirely new profession, thoughts of graduate school often bring up common areas of concern. Things like …
- Can I afford graduate school?
- How can I manage graduate school as well as my job and family?
- The application process seems so complicated. Where do I begin?
- I haven’t studied in years—how can I pass the entrance exam?
Meredith College is offering a workshop to address these and other concerns. We’ll give you practical information to help you overcome your roadblocks and move toward your goal of earning a graduate degree. See below for an event schedule, descriptions of the workshop sessions, and an easy online signup.
So, what are you waiting for? Register today!
9:30 a.m. - Registration
10:00 a.m. - Welcome
10:10 – 10:35 a.m. - Demystifying the Application Process
10:35 – 11:00 a.m. - Preparing for Graduate Admissions Tests
11:00 – 11:10 a.m. - Break
11:10 – 11:25 a.m. – Financing Your Graduate Education
11:25 – 11:50 a.m. – Balancing Graduate School and Work/Life Demands
11:50 a.m. – Closing Remarks
12 - 1 p.m. – Informational Booths (Recruiters available for Q&A)
Demystifying the Application Process
In this session, experienced graduate school staff will discuss the various parts of a graduate school application and the best ways to present yourself on paper. They’ll cover the application, resume, letters of recommendation, essay or professional goals statement, and requesting official transcripts. Examples of what admissions committees look for will be shared, along with how and how not to complete various pieces of your application.
Preparing for Graduate Admissions Tests
This session will provide an overview of standardized tests commonly required for graduate admissions, including the GMAT, GRE and MAT. Strategies covered will include preparing a timeline for study, scheduling and taking the test, and interpreting your test scores. Workshop participants can enter to win a free course from PrepSuccess (www.prepsuccess.com)..
Financing Your Graduate Education
Knowledgeable financial assistance staff will discuss types of loans (federal, alternative/private) and scholarships. They’ll review the marketplace for average program costs and make comparisons, as well as cover basic criteria for receiving assistance, including credit hours.
Balancing Graduate School with Work/Life Demands
Graduate school staff and current graduate students and/or recent graduate school alumni will share thoughts about how to manage attending graduate school while working full time and having a family. They’ll discuss the average hours of study time per week recommended for graduate school and finding ways to fit in study time.
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Denise Rotondo, Senior Vice President, Academic Administration
Nealie Tebb, Master of Nutrition Program Manager and Admissions Counselor
Erin Barrow, Graduate Education Program Manager and Admissions Counselor
Kevin Michaelsen, Director of Financial Assistance
Page Midyette, Director, MBA Program
Allison Anthony, MBA Recruiter
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