Graduate Education Week 2018


The UF Graduate School and the Career Connections Center are collaborating to bring you Graduate Education Week. During this week, there will be two graduate school fairs, educational, and informational workshops focused on graduate education. The Office of Undergraduate Research will also host their annual Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. On October 24, the Career Connections Center will be hosting the Beyond the Swamp Graduate Fair. This day will consist of graduate and professional school programs beyond the swamp (outside of UF).

On October 25, the Graduate School will be hosting the Gator Graduate Programs Fairformerly known as Graduate Information Day. This day will consist of graduate and professional programs at UF.  Representatives and various departments within UF will be available to provide information and materials regarding their specific programs, admission requirements, funding opportunities, and research.

Graduate Education Week is a wonderful opportunity for prospective graduate students to learn more about graduate education and gain valuable information on how to take their first step towards a graduate education!  

For information regarding the Gator Graduate Program Fair, please click here!

Please see below for the Graduate Education Week event schedule. 

Event Schedule

Monday, October 22
10 AM - 11 AM Graduate School 101 Reitz Union Room 2315
2 PM - 3 PM College of Ag. & Life Sciences  Reitz Union Room 2315
3 PM - 4 PM  Career Chat Career Connections Center
4 PM - 5 PM College of Business (MBA) Reitz Union Room 2335

Tuesday, October 23
11 AM - 12 PM  College of  Medicine Graduate Program Reitz Union Room 2315
3 PM - 4 PM  Graduate Student Discussion on Funding Career Connections Center
4 PM - 8 PM  Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium  Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

Wednesday, October 24
10 AM - 2 PM Beyond The Swamp Fair Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
2 PM - 4 PM  Do you have questions about Graduate School? Career Connections Center
4 PM - 5 PM College of Engineering Reitz Union 2335
5 PM - 6 PM College of Pharmacy Reitz Union 2335

Thursday, October 25
10 AM - 2 PM   Gator Graduate Program Fair Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
3 PM - 4 PM  What's Next Career Connections Center

Workshop Descriptions

College of Ag. & Life Sciences 

Preparing for the Real World!

This interactive workshop identifies one’s qualities for success in a non-academic job and pathways to obtain goals.  Results include communicating those strengths on a graduate application and building skills to face real-world challenges.

Facilitators: Romain Gloaguen will guide participants in a lively, interactive discussion on the qualities that employers seek in applicants, and how the UF/IFAS Center for Stress Resilient Agriculture and UF/IFAS Agroecology Program help you reach these goals. James Estrada, recent organizer of “Accelerate to Industry” Symposium, and co-instructor of “Project Team - Building Research Skills in Agrobiology” will expand on how these programs can provide you with key professional development elements. He will share feedback from employers of what students with an earned MS or Ph.D. degree need to bring to secure a position in the industry.  Cynthia Hight will provide fresh perspectives on how to strengthen the graduate school application.

College of Business (MBA) 

The UF MBA Admission Team wants to meet with prospective students. During this presentation, we will talk about the strengths of our programs, the application process and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to provide you with all the answers you need to join our network and help take your career to the next level.

College of Pharmacy 

We will provide an overview of the graduate program in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, which encompasses all aspects of drug discovery and development, precision medicine-based drug choices, and drug safety.  Graduate research opportunities in our 5 concentrations which span the life cycle of a drug will be presented, including research in cancer, pain management, drug addiction, anxiety, hypertension, and metabolic diseases.