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Drake to host Graduate and Professional fair

Do you share Asher Roth’s sentiments and just love college? Graduate school might be just the fix you need. This Tuesday, Drake University will be hosting a Graduate and Professional School Fair in Upper Olmsted.

For some students, graduate school is a necessary path to employment. If a student is looking to be a doctor, lawyer, dentist or any other type of professional who must further his or her education, this fair could be a great way to learn more about the process of applying and attending graduate school.

“I am planning on attending law school so I needed a lot of direction to know what the requirements were to get in,” senior Clarissa LaFlora said. “It’s a lot different from applying to undergraduate school.”

For those students who are studying fields where a graduate degree is not a prerequisite for entry, furthering your education could give you a leg up over the competition.

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“Completion of a graduate degree can make a student more competitive in today’s workforce,” said Annette Watson, Drake University Career Development Manager.

Watson said that if you choose to enter the workforce after your undergraduate studies and go back to graduate or professional school at later point in time, there are many factors to consider.

These factors might include questions about how to finance your degree, how to maintain a balance between your work schedule and your studies and if online classes are the right choice for you.

Professionals and representatives from over 40 institutions will be at the fair to answer all of these questions and more.

As there will be a wide variety of graduate schools present, all majors are welcome to attend. The University of North Dakota Graduate School, Iowa State University College of Engineering, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism and Creighton University School of Medicine are just a few schools that will be participating.

There will also be informational sessions in Olmsted conference rooms during the fair. From 4 to 4:30 p.m., general questions about graduate school and business school will be answered. From 4:30 to 5 there will be individuals to discuss health and law graduate school and from 5 to 5:30, Kaplan will be answering questions about graduate school admissions tests.

“This event is a great way to gain knowledge about the programs offered, application process and more,” Watson said.

There is no registration fee but students are asked to register online at Students are also required to wear business casual attire for this event.

For any further questions, contact Drake University Professional and Career Development Services at

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