October is Graduate School Exploration Month

The Career Connections Center presents Graduate School Exploration Month. During the month of October, we will be hosting workshops, leading up to the Graduate and Professional School Fair, which will bring graduate schools from out-of-state colleges to the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

This event is open to UF Students and Alumni only. For further questions, contact our Career Events staff at (352) 273-2331 or CCCCareerFairs@ufsa.ufl.edu.

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Graduate and Professional School Fair

October 23, 2019
10 a.m. -2 p.m.
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

Join the Career Connections Center as we host graduate and professional schools from around the country who come to recruit University of Florida students and alumni interested in pursuing higher education. This is your opportunity to network with graduate school representatives from around the state and beyond. 

Can’t make it in person? Don’t worry you can also attend this event virtually from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. register here.

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Let’s Get Ready!

Here are some tips to help you get ready for this career event!

See who’s attending the event. As the events approach, we’ll be updating who will be attending each fair.

Research programs that interest you (website, geographic location & degree programs)

Use resources like GradSchools.com to look for graduate programs

Research specific institutes have your program(s) of interest

Review application deadlines, admissions exam(s) registration deadline and testing policies at individual institutions

Consider the geographic location of the program you are interested in

Explore the program’s focus (research or applied) and your career interests

Consider graduate school costs

Depending on the field of study you choose to enter, each program may require a different admissions exam with a different minimum score. Be sure to carefully research the required exams and minimum score for your desired program and institution. Here is a list of some of common examinations:

  • General Programs – Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
  • Law School – Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
  • Medical School – Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Programs – Graduate Management Admissions Text (GMAT)
  • Pharmacy School – Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)

  • Gator 1 Card or Gator 1 ID Number for admission in to the event
  • Professional attire is encouraged, but not required for this event
  • Many copies of your resume (updated & proofread)
  • Notepad and pen to jot down notes of your conversations with admissions officers to use during your follow-ups
  • List of priority schools to visit
  • List of questions to ask the admissions officers (admissions timelines, requirements, and other items not answered on their website)
  • Keep an open mind and talk to many different programs, you never know which is your right fit.

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