TAMIU Graduate Studies Open House April 22
Posted: 04/15/2010

TAMIU Graduate Studies
Open House April 22

Change your career or improve your chances for a promotion. Find out how at the upcoming Texas A&M International University Graduate Studies Open House Thursday, April 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

This event is free and open to the public.

Those attending can receive information on graduate academic programs in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing and Health Sciences and the A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business.

Suzanne Alford, director, graduate recruiting, said graduate school provides a perfect opportunity for one to enhance his or her career.

“Higher education is the smartest investment one can make because you continue to enrich your knowledge and make advances in your career,” Alford said.

Over an adult’s working life, those with a master’s degree can expect to earn $1.3 million more in lifetime earnings than someone with a high school diploma. For those with doctoral degrees, earnings increase to $2.2 million over someone with a high school diploma and $1.3 million over someone with a bachelor’s, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau.

At the Open House, prospective students can also expect to meet admissions counselors as well as faculty members from each of the Colleges.

Financial aid representatives will be available to provide information on financial assistance for graduate students, such as scholarships, fellowships and assistantship opportunities under the Lamar Bruni Vergara Educational Fund, Alford said.

Application forms for graduate school may be filled out at the event, Alford said.

“Our message to everyone is to invest in themselves by pursuing a higher education because the result is a reward that will last for a lifetime,” Alford said.

For more information, please call the Office of Graduate Studies at 326.3020, e-mail graduateschool@tamiu.edu, click on tamiu.edu/gradschool or visit offices in Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 326.

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