UT Arlington to host Grad Fest '11

Event focuses on students interested in graduate and professional school

ARLINGTON, Texas - The University of Texas at Arlington Office of Graduate Studies will host Grad Fest ’11 on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the E.H. Hereford University Center, Palo Duro Lounge, 300 W. First Street. This free, one-day event, designed for those considering graduate and professional school and new graduate students, will begin with a graduate and professional school fair open to the public.

Participants will be able to engage in roundtable discussions about admissions, financial assistance opportunities, and veteran’s benefits. Both prospective graduate students and currently enrolled new graduate students will benefit from a panel discussion comprised of alumni and current graduate students, which will focus on making the most of the graduate school experience, mentoring, and balancing school, work, and family life.

A free GRE computer practice test and a GRE strategy workshop will be hosted by The Princeton Review. The Kaplan Test Prep will host a free GMAT computer based test workshop as well. Participants of both sessions will gain experience taking the exam under proctored conditions, receive a detailed score analysis, and learn exclusive strategies from GMAT and GRE instructors.

This year’s event also includes a faculty/graduate student mixer sponsored by the Graduate Student Senate. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend. Admission is free but registration is required. Visit http://grad.uta.edu/gradfest for more information.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of nearly 34,000 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.

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Media contact: Bridget Lewis, Blewis@uta.edu, 817-272-3317

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