The Illinois State University Career Center is hosting several programs to assist students and alumni who are considering or planning on attending graduate school.

A Graduate School Series of workshops is being held August 28 through October 2 to assist students with the admission application and testing process. There will also be graduate schools from across the country who will speak with potential students October 16 at the Central Illinois Graduate School Fair.

The Graduate School Series of workshops provides insight into what one should consider when looking into graduate school, as well as tips for taking the GRE (Graduate Record Exam). The sessions are held through October 2 at 4 p.m. at the Career Center in 110P Student Services Building. Many of the workshops are hosted by the nationally accredited The Princeton Review and will help attendees achieve the best score possible on the GRE.

Participants can choose to attend an individual session or all of them. Preregistration is required.

The Career Center is hosting the Central Illinois Graduate School Fair 9 a.m.–noon October 16 at the Bone Student Center. Students, alumni, and members of the community interested in graduate school are invited to attend to meet representatives from graduate school programs from across the nation. Attendees will learn about admission requirements and program offerings, and can ask questions. For more information visit

“One of the goals of Illinois State’s Career Center is to assist students with their career and educational goals,” said Maureen Roach, Career Center senior assistant director. “The Graduate School Series and Central Illinois Graduate School Fair are resources to educate students about graduate school so they have what they need to make a good decision about additional learning.

“Students can also visit the Career Center for additional advice and support from a professional career advisor anytime during their decision process. After all, when students consider graduate school they’re not just making an educational choice, they’re making a significant investment in their future. And we’re here to help.”