Spots still open for Saturday grad school prep

Graduate School Preparation SeminarThere is still time to sign up for the Spring 2014 Graduate School Preparation events.

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is hosting two events: Graduate School Preparation Seminar (GSPS) and GRE Basics Workshop.

The Spring 2014 Graduate School Preparation Seminar (GSPS) will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Yordon Center and costs $5, which covers lunch.

GSPS provides information about finding the right graduate school, walks students through the application process, informs students why the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are important,  helps students create their personal profile, and shows students how utilizing campus resources can be beneficial to the application process. In addition, representatives from various graduate programs at NIU will be in attendance to speak with prospective students.

Graduate School Preparation Seminar posterRegistration is available online.

GSPS concludes with a drawing of graduate school themed giveaways, including a Grand Prize GRE Fee Waiver (valued at $160) generously donated by Career Services. Additionally, OSEEL is providing a fee waiver for the GRE Basics Workshop (see below for details). Other sponsors include the Graduate School, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Graduate Student Research Association and the University Bookstore.

The GRE Basics Workshop aims to provide basic GRE knowledge to students.

Each of the eight sessions, which begin Monday, Feb. 17, will focus on a basic review of the different portions of the GRE including verbal and quantitative reasoning as well as analytical writing.

A $20 registration fee, which covers the cost of eight sessions and a Barron’s GRE Test Prep Book, must be submitted to by cash or check to OSEEL; Evans Field House (Room 110) on or before the day of the event. Registration is available online.

The GRE Basics Workshop concludes with a drawing of giveaways as well. The grand prize, generously donated by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-External Programming, is a seat at its GRE Test Review Session II (valued at $395). Students are highly encouraged to register for the GRE Test Review offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming.

For more information, call (815) 753-8154 or email engage@niu.edu.

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