Graduate school recruiters meet with Tuskegee University students


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (October 18, 2013) —Students looking to further their education after graduation got helpful information and advice at the annual Tuskegee University Graduate and Professional School Fair Thursday. Held in Logan Hall, the fair featured recruiters from graduate and professional schools around the nation. Many of the institutions are long-time education partners with the university. Representatives provided information about their respective programs and fellowships.

Organized by Career Development and Placement Services, the fair featured recruiters from 18 institutions. Universities that were seeking students in all majors were: Clark Atlanta University, Richmont Graduate University, The University of Alabama, Troy University, University of Georgia, and Western Michigan University. Law schools represented included: Faulkner University, Loyola New Orleans College of Law, Southern University Law Center, University of Alabama School of Law, and University of Detroit, Mercy College of Law. St. Louis College of Pharmacy was seeking students interested in pharmacy. 

North Carolina State University recruited students for veterinary medicine, mathematics, biological and life sciences, engineering, physical sciences, education, business management, Humanities, social sciences, natural resources, and design. University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Health Professions sought students for physician assistant, occupational therapy, health administration, physical therapy, biotechnology, nutrition, and genetic counseling programs. University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health was looking for students for its veterinary medicine, biology, chemistry, social work, nursing, mathematics, and psychology majors. And, the University of Notre Dame wanted students for humanities, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Some of the recruiters, such as Ellen Tisdale, were already familiar with the type of students Tuskegee has to offer graduate programs. Tisdale, who graduated with a degree in biology in May, is now studying for her master’s in genetics at Iowa State University. 

“It helps when students see a familiar face doing something they want to do,” Tisdale said. 

Jasmine Welcome is a graduating senior and decided to come to the fair to explore her program options. The sociology major from Boston wants to earn a master’s in social work and hoped the fair would point her in the right direction for her policy and advocacy career. 

“I came from an urban community, and I was privileged to have things others didn’t,” Welcome said. “It’s necessary for me to give to those that don’t.”
Sarah Stringer, director of Career Development and Placement Services, said the fair supports Tuskegee University’s education mission and encourages students to seek degrees beyond the bachelor’s. 

“We expect our students to further their education.” Stringer said. “It broadens horizons, adds value to the world knowledge base, helps students to be creative, critical thinkers, problem solvers and generally more secure. Students with advanced degree earn more than students with a baccalaureate degree, advance up the career ladder faster and they are better prepared to support themselves and their families as well as contribute more financially to their chosen charities, such as Tuskegee University, religious and health organizations.

For more information about graduate school and career options, go to Career Development and Placement Services webpage:

University of Alabama at grad fair.

Grad fair booths.

© 2013 Tuskegee University

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