Grad programs showcased at Coffman today

by Bryan Keogh

At least 800 students are expected to attend the University’s 1999 Graduate and Professional School Day at Coffman Union’s Great Hall today.
The event, scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., will give attendees the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 90 graduate school programs, including Texas Tech, Pennsylvania State University and Columbia University.
“It brings together a large number of students and a large number of programs from across the country in one place,” said Pam Brown, an event organizer and career services coordinator with the Office for Special Learning Opportunities.
Workshops will provide students with tips about the graduate school application process, admissions tests and professional-school funding.
Graduate school representatives from nearly every discipline, including more than 25 law schools, will be on hand to meet with interested undergraduates.
“It’s for students who are looking to continue their education after the University of Minnesota,” said Lisa Murphy Filhart, another OSLO event coordinator. She expects hundreds of students to attend if turnout matches that of previous years.
While the event will showcase 14 University schools, students will have opportunities to learn about programs from other parts of the country as well, Brown said.
The University has held the free event for more than 15 years. OSLO began organizing it five years ago.
The OSLO office, located at 220 Johnston Hall, provides students with resources for obtaining jobs, internships and graduate school education.

Bryan Keogh covers professional schools and welcomes comments at [email protected] and (612) 627-4070 x3232.