2019 Graduate School Summit (Time and Location TBD)
6:00 PM18:00

2019 Graduate School Summit (Time and Location TBD)






6:00 – 6:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion

6:45 – 7:00 p.m. – Free Networking

7:15 – 8:00 p.m. – Presentations


The Summit will bring together professionals from different academic fields and students who are seeking information and advice for graduate schools and working career. 

The first hour will be the panel discussion with free networking afterward. Topics that will be discussed at the panel are tips on graduate school application, working experiences VS. a higher degree, and GRE/GMAT preparation for native and non-native English speakers. Students can also ask the panelists whatever questions they may have on any subjects.

The second hour will be separate presentations by admission officers from TOP 20 Universities.

Guest Speakers and Highlights

Eric VandeVoorde

School: Purdue University, College of Engineering

Position: Director of Professional Engineering Master’s program

Session: Panel & Presentation

Highlight: The Engineering College of Purdue has an extraordinary ranking in the world, it is on the same stage as the Engineering College of MIT, Stanford, UCB, etc. Graduates from the Engineering College of Purdue have a very good headstart in pursing a full-time job. The Graduate School of Engineering College of Purdue has a employment ranking of NO.3 and an overall ranking of NO.8 in US. You would definitely be interested in Purdue if you are looking forward to get an Engineering Degree for Graduate School!


Maxwell Steele

School: The Ohio State Univeresity

Position: Graduate Assistant, Career Consultant, Career Counseling and Support Services Office of Student Life

Session: Panel & Presentation

Highlight: Mr.Steele was our special guest in OSU. He is a current Graduate Students who have many positions on campus. His up-to-date understanding of Graduate School Education and Graduate School Life will be beneficial to everyone who has the interest in pursuing a graduate degree. Feel free to reach out to him anytime on campus after the meeting if you are looking for more information about Graduate School or Advising Services.


John Montana

School: Wake Forest University, School of Business

Position: Director of enrollment management

Session: Panel & Presentation

Highlight: The Business School in Wake Forest was well known for its customized education and small-size classes. Wake Forest University has an overall ranking of NO.27 in US News, and a NO.1 rank for the quality of Business Education for 6 years! The employment rate of 98% in Accounting Graduates is also a phenomenal accomplishment, and it is definitely outstanding among US Colleges.

Kristen Sackley

School: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Gies College of Business

Position: Associate Director for Recruitment and Admissions

Session: Panel

Highlight: UIUC has always been a competitive university in the Public Ivy League, which was as competitive as University of Michigan and UC Berkeley. The Business College of UIUC has high quality education in both Graduate and Undergraduate School, and has a NO.2 ranking in Graduate Accounting.

Paul Hernandez

School: University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

Position: Associate Director of Admissions of Graduate Business Program

Session: Panel

Highlight: University of Notre Dame has a very solid position in the TOP 20 Universities over decades. It has 2300 Graduate students on campus, with a wide variety of programs in Business, including Accounting, Finance, Management, Information System, Non-profit Management, Marketing, Operation Management, etc. The professors of Mendoza College of Business are competitive candidate for best teaching awards such as Poets & Quants!

 Topics of the Panel

• Opportunity costs associated with attending graduate school.

• What advantages do graduate degree holders have when it comes to finding jobs after graduation?

• How a STEM graduate degree benefits students’ career?

• What are the advantages and disadvantages of going to graduate school upon completion of an undergraduate degree versus stepping into the workforce straightaway?

• Is it plausible for STEM students to pursue a Business graduate degree?

• Tips for finding an ideal graduate school program

• Suggestions for the graduate school application process

• Tips on Making a Strong Application / Personalized Application


Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/nCMJAszcMGkVHCFA2

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