GPS for your future

Photo by Mark Houser

By: Brittney Johnson

This week the career development center decided to provide a little guidance for students who are considering graduate education.  For three days, September 23rd through 25th, the Graduate Preparation Series, GPS, carried on informational meetings; informing those that are curious about the who, the what and the where’s of graduate school.

Tuesdays’ workshop kicked off with the steps it takes for preparing for Graduate School. They had information about promoting the idea of seeing yourself as a brand; working on who you are making, which is something that will get your foot in the door and reminding those who attended, to find their calling and make sure they are on the right path.

They were encouraging students to take your experience as an undergraduate and use it to navigate through this possible new chapter in your life.

Seniors gather in the Tucker Student Center for GPS. Photo by: Hannah Covington
Seniors gather in the Tucker Student Center for GPS.
Photo by: Hannah Covington

On Wednesday, there was a Graduate and Professional School Fair held within Faith Hall of the Tucker Student Center from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. It was filled with over 20 Colleges and Universities, who offered a multitude of information and options.

Students were able to see what colleges offered the fields of study they planned to pursue. It also gave a little insight into whether their preferred Universities were right for them or not.

Thursday, at 9:30 a.m., the series offered students an option of two separate workshops. In the Tucker Movie Theatre there was a “how-to” workshop featuring a guide to navigate your career. No matter what your dreams were, the ways to plan and execute those dreams were offered.

The other option was offered in one of the classrooms within Tucker, room 327, there was crucial financial information given. How to set a plan to pay for your graduate education, loans and scholarship opportunities were all discussed there.

By offering these workshops Gardner-Webb is attempting to insure that their students get all the essentials needed to be successful in the real world; giving them a head start on the life that they want for themselves.