The second-annual Graduate and Professional School Fair will take place from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the McCaleb Conference Center of the Robert D. and Shirley Hunter Welcome Center.
Abilene’s three universities – ACU, Hardin-Simmons University, and McMurry University – organized the event, which will be hosted by the West Texas Central Consortium.
Twenty-six schools will present their graduate and professional programs at the fair, including the University of Texas, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman’s University, Dallas Baptist University and the University of North Texas. No RSVP is required to attend, and business casual attire is recommended.
Several universities will have multiple representatives showcasing specific interests. For example, Texas Tech will have representatives from its University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy.
“This is a great opportunity for students considering going to graduate school to ask questions about admission requirements and learn more about specific programs,” said Bradon Owens, ACU Career Center employer relations manager.
Rachel Elam, ACU Career Center Office Manager, said the event continues to expand and offer students more opportunities.
“We have more schools registered this year than last,” Elam said. “It is a growing event that Abilene universities plan to continue hosting in the future.”
The UNT Health Science Center will conduct a seminar on Careers in Biomedical Sciences immediately following the fair. The seminar will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room located on the second floor of the Hunter Welcome Center. This event is for anyone interested in an alternative to medical or dental school.
The seminar will focus on a variety of professions in academia and the clinical field, as well as the graduate programs offered at UNT Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Speakers will address how to pay for graduate school, how to succeed and job availability.
For more information on the Graduate and Professional Fair and the UNT seminar, contact the ACU Career Center at 674-2473 or online at www.acu.edu/careercenter.