Students explore their futures at grad school fair

Natalia Molina, Photographer

Career Services hosted its annual Graduate and Professional School Fair this past Wednesday in the JBK Legacy Hall. The fair had forty-two colleges on campus this year, and eight more schools attended than last year.

“Our student attendance grew by 10.67% from last year,” Career Services Specialist Brooke Wilson said. “Overall, the student and employer turnout was higher this year. We also received great recruiter feedback about how we had a consistent flow of students coming into the job fair from the time the fair started at 10 a.m. to the time it ended at 1 p.m”

The fair had a variety of concentrations at the fair including law schools, chiropractic schools, business schools, nursing and health science programs, medical school, pharmacy school, optometry school, education and social science schools, a counseling program, a social work program, a psychology program and a communication program.

“These were some concentrations that were displayed at the fair, but many schools also represented the entire graduate school for their colleges encompassing a variety of programs,” Wilson said, “from private universities like Howard Payne, Baylor, St. Mary’s University, University of the Incarnate Word to public universities like Sam Houston State, University of North Texas, WTAMU, Texas A&M Kingsville, Texas Tech, Texas Women’s University and many more.”

The graduate and professional fair is an opportunity for students to meet different school recruiters on campus and learn more about the programs that they have to offer.