Recruiter Frequently Asked Questions
What makes the Grad Expo unique from other graduate school fairs?
Why is the Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo invitation only? How can I receive an invitation?
If I don't receive an invitation, is there any way I can still participate in the Expo?
What universities attended last year's event?
What types of students can I expect to meet at the Grad Expo?
How many students attended last year?
How many Purdue students attend the Grad Expo?
What is the difference between the Big Ten+ Grad School Expo and the Purdue Graduate and Professional School Fair that is held in early November?
I registered to attend the Grad Expo's Graduate School Fair, but have not received a confirmation of registration. Am I registered?
Can I ship my display and materials to Purdue?
Will a pickup be arranged at the conclusion of the Graduate School Fair, so I can ship my display and materials back to my institution?
I have additional questions about the Grad Expo that are not answered here. Who can I contact?
The Big Ten+ Grad School Expo (Grad Expo) offers graduate student recruiters the opportunity to meet with prospective students from across the nation at the Graduate School Fair component of the event. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss your program and/or institution in an informal environmentReturn to Top
The Grad Expo is a unique opportunity to specifically target potential graduate students interested in fields related to Engineering, Mathematics, Science, and Technology. By providing travel scholarships to highly talented individuals interested in graduate study, the Grad Expo consistently attracts high quality students from across the nation.Return to Top
Due to space constraints and the popularity of the event, it has become necessary to make the Grad Expo an "invitation only" event. Priority is being given to Big Ten universities and Purdue's strategic peers. If you do not receive an invitation, we encourage you to join our mailing list and we will notify you if space becomes available. Please note that you do not need an invitation to participate in our advertising opportunities.Return to Top
You do not need an invitation to advertise in the event program or on the event Web site.Return to Top
A list of institutions that attended last year's Grad School Expo is available online.Return to Top
You can expect to meet highly talented potential graduate students from across the nation, as well as Purdue, that are interested in Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology, or related fields. The average attendee's GPA has consistently been greater than 3.63/4.0. In addition, the majority of attendees possess research experience.
In 2016, students from 42 different states and 126 institutions attended the event. Review a complete list of participating students' home institutions. Students from a variety of institutions and organizations are invited to attend the Grad Expo, including McNair Scholars, LSAMP program participants, honors students, summer research program participants, and many more.Return to Top
Nearly 400 students attended the 2016 Grad School Expo. We expect between 350 and 400 students at the 2017 Grad Expo.Return to Top
Typically, almost 40% of student attendees are from Purdue University.Return to Top
The primary differences are that the Graduate School Expo is specifically for potential graduate students interested in an advanced degree in a research program in Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology, or related fields. It attracts students from across the nation, and offers a series of workshops for attendees to learn about graduate education, such as how to apply, how to fund their graduate study, etc.
The Midwest Graduate and Professional School Summit, on the other hand, is designed specifically for students interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree in a field of study outside the STEM disciplines.Return to Top
You should receive a confirmation letter by postal mail once your registration form has been received and processed; however, adequate time must be allowed for the letter to reach you by mail.
If you sent in your registration form more than two weeks ago and have not received a confirmation letter from the Purdue Conferences office, please contact Ms. Whitney Freeland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-494-2308.Return to Top
Displays and related supplies may be shipped prior to the Grad Expo to:
Mr. Ethan Kingery
Stewart Center, Room 116
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette , IN 47907-2034
Attn: Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo
Yes. FedEx is our shipment provider. Instructions will be provided at the Graduate School Fair about where to place your items for pick up. Please be sure to bring a completed FedEx shipping label for each item you wish to ship. The shipping label must include your institution's FedEx account number. Unfortunately, extra mailing labels will not be available at the Graduate School Fair, so be sure to bring enough with you.
Please email email@example.com or call 765-496-3310 for further questions and assistance.Return to Top