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August 15, 2012

Purdue brings peer institutions together for future graduate students

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Students from throughout the United States who are interested in graduate school will converge on the Purdue University campus Sept. 23 and 24 for the Big Ten+ Graduate School Exposition.

The event, now in its ninth year, is a cooperative effort to provide students with information about graduate education and will feature several activities.

Students interested in pursuing graduate study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and related disciplines will have a chance to talk to faculty and students from more than 50 institutions of higher education. Workshops on funding graduate study, applying to graduate school, and careers in related fields also will be presented. A dessert reception with recruiters from some of the nation's top institutions also will take place.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for students to obtain comprehensive information about graduate education and research opportunities at a variety of graduate institutions," said Janet Beagle, associate director of graduate student recruitment services at Purdue. "By attending the Expo, students can talk to professors, current graduate students and staff about graduate school and what steps are necessary to set them on the path they choose."

Student registration is $35 in advance and $40 at the door, and travel scholarships are available to help cover travel expenses. Advance registration and more information about the event are available online at http://www.purdue.edu/gradexpo

Other institutions that will join Purdue representatives include: Columbia University; Cornell University; Duke University; The George Washington University; Indiana University; Iowa State University; Kansas State University; Michigan State University; Michigan Technological University; Princeton University; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Rochester Institute of Technology; Texas A&M University; schools from the University of California system; University of Illinois; University of Michigan; University of Nebraska, Lincoln; University of Wisconsin; Vanderbilt University; Yale University; and many more. Each institution will have one or more representatives at the Graduate School Fair portion of the Expo.

Source: Janet Beagle, 765-496-3310, jbeagle@purdue.edu