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Grad Fair will present opportunities for all students

New Mexico State University Career Services will hold the 2009 Graduate and Professional School Fair to give all students, regardless of their major or year in school, the chance to meet with admissions representatives from various graduate and professional school programs.


The fair will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, on the first and second floor of Corbett Center Student Union.

The variety of participating schools, including law schools, dental schools, medical schools, general schools and more, will be from all over the country, such as Creighton University, Ohio State University, Texas Tech University and the University of Michigan. More than 55 schools are registered for the fair.

Students are encouraged to prepare for the Graduate and Professional School Fair by knowing what kind of school they are interested in and bringing any documentation, such as research, portfolios, manuscripts, etc., to show what they have to offer to a university. Students should also prepare questions they wish to ask the school, such as requirements for the school and what graduate assistant positions are available.

Students of all years, even freshmen, are invited to attend the event, as it's never too early to begin preparing, said Lizeth Vazquez, a career advisor at NMSU Career Services.

Career Services offers help for students in writing their personal statement of interest, a requirement from graduate schools in the application process. There is also a library resource center at the Career Services offices where students can use resources to prepare and research schools. The office is located at Garcia Annex in Room 224.

For more information, contact NMSU Career Services at (575) 646-1631 or gradfair@nmsu.edu, or visit the Web site http://careerservices.nmsu.edu.