* Purdue University Graduate School

June 20, 2007

Future graduate students to convene at Purdue for Big 10+ expo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Students looking for the right fit for graduate school will have the chance to see what several universities from across the nation have to offer during the Big 10+ Graduate School Exposition on Sept. 24.

The event will be in the Purdue University Memorial Union's South Ballroom and will feature information about graduate education in fields related to agriculture, engineering, mathematics, pharmacy, science, technology and veterinary medicine. Recruiter registration is now open, and registration for students will be available in July.

Last year's expo attracted students with an average grade-point average of 3.55 on a 4.0 scale from more than 90 institutions and 30 states. Prospective student attendance at the expo and institutional attendance at the graduate school fair has increased every year since the event's inception.

Students from a variety of colleges and universities nationwide are invited to attend. Qualified prospective graduate students may receive funding to partially cover travel expenses. A series of workshops will be offered to educate and aid prospective students in their search for the right graduate program.

Graduate recruiters from other institutions are invited to participate in the expo's graduate school fair. Past attendees, other than Purdue, have included Arizona State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Princeton University, University of Arizona, University of California, University of Chicago, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin, University of Texas and Washington University in St. Louis.

For information or to register, visit the Big 10+ Graduate School Exposition Web site at

Writer: Jim Bush, (765) 494-2077,

Source: Dana Werner, (765) 496-3310,

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