Grad school mania is descending on the Geneva College campus. In an effort to alleviate fears and equip students with the necessary tools to conquer the application process, Geneva’s career development center will host its first-ever graduate school preparation seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Rob Rostoni, director of Geneva’s career development center, recognized the necessity of such an event as he re-evaluated his academic programming.
“With over 30-percent of our graduates indicating a desire to attend graduate school, we need a program to equip them for their future decisions,” Rostoni says.
This project is being funded by WESTPACS, a consortium of colleges and universities in western Pennsylvania dedicated to connecting employers with outstanding students and recent graduates for internship and fulltime career opportunities. Geneva College will host the event with Grove City and Westminster College as co-sponsors.
The seminar will feature representatives from master of business administration, medical, law, liberal arts and seminary programs. In addition to industry-specific breakout sessions, the evening will include a keynote panel addressing the graduate school research process, admission tests, application and essay process and financing options. Kaplan, Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of lifelong education and testing preparation, will offer a test-preparation seminar with free products.
“Geneva is excited to be the host of the WESTPACS grad school prep event,” says Rostoni. “We anticipate this being a very valuable resource for our students as well as for the student participants form the other western Pennsylvania colleges.”
Students from more than 14 colleges and universities in the western Pennsylvania region will visit Geneva’s campus for the event. The program is free to all WESTPACS member school students. For more information and registration details visit the event web site.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
In the past four years, on average, 90% of Geneva students are working or in grad school within six months after graduation.