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Graduate School Fair Highlights Education Options

Amanda Navarrete, October 22, 2014
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On Wednesday, October 15, Pacific Union College hosted the annual graduate school fair in the PUC Dining Commons. Open to students and the community, those in attendance took advantage of the fair’s information and worked on making positive first impressions. The universities represented a variety of fields, from visual arts to nursing, which gave individuals a chance to explore their options and learn more about pursing a graduate degree.

As a liberal arts college, PUC focuses on providing an excellent undergraduate education, and only offers graduate degrees in education. After they finish their four years of undergraduate work, many PUC students continue their education in a graduate program. Alumni have attended Loma Linda University, UC Davis School of Law, UCLA, Yale, and other prestigious institutions. The graduate school fair showcases the many academic opportunities available to PUC students.

At the fair, representatives from 23 institutions met with students and discussed their programs and answered questions. Even if students did not believe a school was a perfect fit, representatives were able to provide advice about graduate school in general. Several Adventist universities, including Loma Linda University, La Sierra University, Southern Adventist University, and Walla Walla University, were present, as well as public and private institutions.

Students were encouraged to sign up for more information and get the recruiter’s contact information, in case they had any further questions.

Laura Gore, PUC’s career counselor and organizer of the fair, described the fair as a chance to highlight post-graduation options. Students also had the opportunity to win a prize if they filled out a survey that asked for suggestions to improve the fair in the future.

Following the fair, a law school information session featured representatives from four different law schools. Individuals were able to ask about academics, student life, and any other questions they may have had. PUC alumni pursuing law have attended Harvard Law School, UC Davis School of Law, McGeorge School of Law, and Pepperdine University.