Economy Have You Thinking of Retooling? Questions About Grad School to be Answered Jan. 28

Thursday, January 22 2009

Jan. 22, 2009 Written by Donna Emert COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – The University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies will host “Everything You Want to Know About Graduate School” Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 4-6 p.m. in the lobby of the University of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene Center, 1000 W. Hubbard Avenue. Associate Dean Alton Campbell and University of Idaho faculty members will share advice on how to make the decision to attend; selecting a graduate school; the application process, including how to create effective personal statements, resumes and references; getting admitted, with insights on entrance exam strategies; accessing funding through teaching and research assistantships; and the keys to success in graduate school. All current Inland Northwest college students and college graduates who have thought of pursuing a master’s, specialist or doctoral degree are invited to attend. Regardless of where participants plan to attend graduate school, the event is designed to help them make an informed decision. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Becky Byers, coordinator of recruitment and advising at University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene, at (208) 292-2510 or, or Stephanie Thomas, graduate admissions adviser, at (208) 885-GRAD or
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About the University of Idaho Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit Media Contact: Joni Kirk, University Communications, (208) 885-7725,

About the University of Idaho
The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals. For information, visit