HAMPTON, Va. (October 23, 2018) – Students interested in graduate and professional schools were invited to attend the 2018 Graduate and Professional School Fair on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, hosted by the Hampton University Career Center.
“Today is a special day in which we bring together those who desire a graduate education and those who can facilitate the realization of this ambition. As you meet and interact with the variety of recruiters and students who have convened here, make the most of this experience,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey. “Opportunities abound; take full advantage of all that is being offered.”
Several colleges, universities, law schools, schools of medicine and more from all over the United States were on hand to speak about their respective programs with Hampton University students. “The purpose of the fair is to allow Hampton University students to be exposed to graduate schools from all over the country. A lot of the schools will bring scholarship information, waive the application fee, sometimes have summer research opportunities, so it’s another resource for students to take advantage of,” said Mrs. Bessie Willis, Hampton University Career Center Director.
Keith Flowers, Associate Director for UC Riverside was at the fair, touting their graduate business programs. “We have three major programs, our MBA, masters of finance and masters of professional accounting. UCR is one of the largest risers in the country, so in terms of rankings, our notoriety, how well folks know us, we’re up and coming. We are a really diverse school, and we want to reach out to more than just California so that’s why we’re here, that’s why we’re across the country getting our name out a little more,” Flowers said.
Liberty University also attended the fair. Hampton University and Liberty recently worked together to host two U.S. Senate Town Hall Forums. The school was at the fair to let HU students know about their more than 100 graduate school programs. “We are the world’s leading Christian university and so that gives us a unique platform to be able to garner students who are interested in having their faith flourish during their academic careers, and so no matter what they study at Liberty University, they’re able to come to a place where they can grow in their faith but also grow in the field of their study,” said Obehi Idiake, Diversity Recruitment Specialist for Liberty University.
Nandi Fields, senior, marketing major at Hampton University attended the fair because she’s interested in attending medical school. “I wanted to see what type of medical graduate programs or what type of programs that the schools are offering,” she said.
“I came because I wanted to get an idea of other schools for next year possibly. I’m going to take the GRE and apply to schools but I want to get into an educational psychology graduate program next fall,” said Aleta Carter, senior, psychology major who attended the fair. “It’s pretty informative. I talked to a school that I had never really considered before and I found a program that I’m going to look further into, so I think it was definitely worth it to attend.”
Some of the School Attendees:
- American University, Kogod School of Business
- Appalachian School of Law
- Delaware State University
- Emory University School of Law
- Hampton University Graduate School
- Liberty University Graduate School
- Mary Baldwin University
- North Carolina Central University
- UC Riverside, School of Business
- University of California San Diego – Rady School of Management
- William & Mary Law School