Regent’s School of Undergraduate Studies (RSU) recently held its first graduate school fair, inviting all current undergraduate students and Regent Undergrad alumni to an intimate recruiting event with special incentives. Representatives from each of the University’s graduate schools (Divinity, Government, Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Education, Psychology & Counseling, Communication & the Arts, and Law) attended, ready to recruit Regent’s own best and brightest students.
Katherine French, an Admissions representative from the School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship remarked, "Gaining just one good student is worth it, but tonight we got two." In addition, one Regent alumnus said, "Why go across country in search of an excellent graduate education, when you can go just across town. I just feel called to continue my education here."
Most of the Schools offered special incentives to this select group. For example, the School of Divinity will waive the $50 application fee, offer a 25% scholarship, and review the applicant’s previous coursework to earn up to a 25% advanced standing on a case-by-case basis. Incoming RSU students with competitive undergraduate GPAs and test scores will have the opportunity to earn even better scholarships.
"The event introduced students and alumni to post-undergraduate options. Some students are interested in joining the workforce immediately following graduation, while others would prefer to continue their education while exploring their career options," says Kita Graham, Director of Career Services for the School of Undergraduate Studies.
The School of Undergraduate Studies is planning to host the event again in the spring semester.