Graduate Fair Offers Opportunities for Further Education

On Sept. 28, Wilson College opened its second Graduate School Fair in Lenfest Learning Commons in the John Stewart Memorial Library.

The fair, organized by Linda Boeckman, director of Career Development, represented ten schools from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Vermont. Students who are looking for graduate schools may find at least one program associated with their degree. For example, Biology and Chemistry at Hood College; business, counseling, and psychology at Shippensburg University; law at Vermont Law School; or humanitarian and nursing at Wilson College.

Graduate program representatives at fair
Photo by Tram Ho

The idea came up when faculty members approached Linda to ask about opportunities for students after graduation. Wilson had then approved to organize the graduate fair once a year. The team worked hard to contact different graduate schools. This fall had an expansion in representatives and programs in comparison to last year.

General admission requirements for graduate degrees include a completed graduate school application, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript, and TOEFL for international applicants. However, different schools and programs may require additional materials, such as essays, minimum GPA, GMAT/ GRE, or LSAT for law school.

Students will have the opportunity to gain financial support during their graduate study. Besides federal loans, there are plenty of scholarships and part-time jobs in different schools to facility financial burdens for students and their families. In addition, students have different options for their master degrees since many schools provide flexible schedules for graduate students. For example, they can take all night classes for their MBA at Mount St. Mary’s University or finish their degrees in 1 or 1.5 year at Shippensburg University.

In addition to the graduate fair, the office of Career Development also organizes different events during the school year to support students in their careers, including resume workshop, networking event, and classroom presentation. There is a job fair for VMT and Animal Study Nov. 1.

If you have any concerns or questions about the next fair and career opportunities, feel free to contact Linda at



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