The University of West Alabama Career Services office hosted the statewide Alabama Connection graduate and professional school fair on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Hughes Gym, providing students with the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 60 post-baccalaureate programs.

Director of the UWA Career and Counseling Center and member of the statewide Alabama Connection group, Tammy White, played a key role in bringing the event to UWA. Earlier this year, White requested that UWA be the second stop on the circuit for the fair.

“I wanted our students to have this opportunity, so we asked to bring it to campus and the team thought it was a good idea,” White said.

Despite being scheduled during the busy morning hours, over 150 students attended the fair.

According to White, the fair puts admissions counselors, employers and graduate program administrators from around the country in a position to identify, meet and connect with prospective students looking to gain advancement opportunities in their respective fields with graduate study.

The event will not be held at UWA again for at least three more years, as the fair’s second stop alternates between different universities in west Alabama including Stillman College and next year’s host school, The University of Alabama.

The Alabama Connection has helped Alabama students connect with graduate and professional schools for 23 years. Held annually each October, the fair travels across the state of Alabama for four days.

For more information on The Alabama Connection and its circuit across Alabama you can visit their website at http://www.alabamaconnection.org/ or contact the Alabama Connection state coordinator, Jeremy Moore, from Springhill College by phone at (251) 380-3474 or email at jmoore@shc.edu.

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