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Mr. Moody Answers Your Questions About The Health Professions Fair

photo2If you registered for the Health Professions School Fair, Mr. Moody has the answers to your questions so you can make the most of it!

1. What’s up with the breakout sessions?

The breakout sessions are free and open to anyone who is registered for the fair. They will take place immediately following the fair in the Smith Center from 7pm to 8pm. They are an opportunity for you to learn more information and are not to be missed!

2. What the heck should I wear?

Dress professionally or at least business casual. What does that mean? Men, a suit if you want, but a jacket and tie would be fine. No sneaks. Women, a tailored dress or skirt and blouse would be fine. Pant-suit or skirt-suit not necessary but if you want to dress to impress, go for it! No crazy high heels, please.

3. Will going and making a great impression help me get into a program?

This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, not sell yourself. A positive impression at the fair will not “get you in” but leaving a bad impression may keep you out!

4. If I haven’t registered online will Jessica and Amy still let me in?

Oh yes, we will let you in! We are nice people.

5. When I talk to an admissions rep what should I say? What should I ask?

Do a little research ahead of time, so that your questions are not about information that is easily accessible on their website. So take a look at our list of programs attending. Pick some you want to check out, and take a look at their info online. Then come prepared with a few questions you still have. Reps could be and admission dean, a faculty member, a recent grad or even a current student. These reps will not speculate on your personal chances of admission, although you can inquire generally about qualifications and profiles of admitted students. Reps are not there to take your resume, writing sample, or other documents. But they can and will talk to you about their school’s programs, facilities, student body, and other questions you may have. You may ask for a a business card in order to follow up after the fair. You can also peruse the tables and pick up literature . Do not feel compelled to ask questions; it’s entirely up to you.

If you will be applying for Fall 2016 admission, you may only be planning to talk to reps from schools you will be applying to. But keep an open mind and consider talking to some schools that are not on your list!

If you are applying for admission beyond Fall 2016, you should consider stopping at a lot of tables and gathering as much information as possible. You will have plenty of time to review information after the fair, and you may find the perfect school for you that you didn’t even know existed. At a minimum, get a fact sheet and website address for each school. You can get a head start in preparing for attending a fair next year!

6. This thing is 3 hours long! When am I supposed to come and how long am I supposed to stay?

You can stay for whatever length of time works for you. Some people talk to only a few programs, spend 20 minutes at the fair,  and that is all they need. Others might linger, talk to more people, and stay for a long time.



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