On October 3, Oakwood University’s Career Services & Testing Department hosted the 22nd annual Graduate and Professional School Expo to conclude Career Focus Month.
Over 70 graduate and professional programs were represented and hundreds of students attended. Upper-class students were especially encouraged to attend to gain insight on how to prepare for graduate school and also to speak to advisors from over 60 institutions about enrolling in graduate programs after their matriculation at Oakwood.
Verneice Wright, Director of Oakwood’s Career Services & Testing Department, said “This is an opportunity for students to prepare for their futures. Students who know they are going on to grad school need to be proactive in finding out what is necessary to achieve that goal.” Networking is a key component to successfully navigating the application process. This event allows the students to maximize their effort.
Over the course of four days, the statewide graduate and professional school recruiting event is held in several cities in Alabama, including Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Montgomery. Other Career Focus Month activities included presentations on topics such as resume preparation and financial literacy.
The Career and Testing Center in Cunningham Hall exists to help students who are planning their futures.
by Jeffrey Wilder, student writer