Graduate and Professional School Fair
20% of ESF graduates continue directly to graduate school or professional programs each year and within 5 years of leaving ESF, that percentage jumps to 50%. If you’re thinking about graduate school or know it’s you’re definite destination after graduation, check out the Graduate and Professional School Fair to speak with different institution representatives!
2021 Virtual Graduate and Professional School Fair
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
11 am - 1:00 pm EST
Virtual via Handshake Platform
Registration Cost: $50
Contact Casey Duffy directly at 315.470.4738 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Graduate and Professional School Series
Thinking about furthering your education with a graduate or professional school? This series is here to help answer questions you may have and assist throughout your exploration and application process
What to Look for in a Graduate Program and School
When you are looking at schools and programs, consider some of the following:
Career Goals - What is your goal and will a graduate degree help you?
Degree Program – What courses are taught? What type of research will you conduct?
Location – Where are you willing to live while attending school?
Faculty – Who are the faculty and what are their backgrounds? What kind of research have they done and how many publications do they have?
Facilities – Are the labs, research and computer facilities up to date? What facilities are available to graduate students?
Reputation - Consider the reputation http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/grad/rankings/rankindex.htm of the program and the faculty at each college. Another ratings site is phds.org
Campus Environment – What size is the school and the program? Try to visit the campus and speak with faculty, current students, admissions and financial aid representatives. Does the campus environment feel comfortable to you?
Graduate Internships – Are internships a required part of the degree program? Ask where students have done their internships. Does the school help with finding these opportunities?
Application requirements – Find out the admissions requirements (GPA, test scores, etc.) What is the application deadline? Is a personal statement or essay required?
Placement information - Ask to see the placement information for past graduates of the program to find out the placement rate, the types of jobs and which companies graduates worked at upon graduation, and salaries graduates received.
Cost – Create a budget for each school, including tuition, room & board, books, fees and living expenses and determine if you can afford to attend each college you are considering.
Financial Aid – Check with the Financial Aid Office at every school to learn what they offer to graduate students.
Visit our Grad School Information page for resources and information that will help you identify schools, research your field of interest, what to look for in a school, prepare for admissions tests and more!