Graduate recruitment fair to highlight master’s program in FCS

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

Those looking for more information on the master’s in family and consumer sciences can get it at the graduate recruitment fair from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in room 1418 of Klehm Hall.

Linda Simpson, professor and graduate coordinator for the master’s in science for family and consumer sciences, said the fair would be an informal meeting for prospective students interested in the FCS graduate program.

Graduate faculty members will introduce themselves, then Simpson has a brief powerpoint presentation and a Q&A with more information.

“If this is the first time you’ve even thought about grad school, come so you can learn about opportunities that are available and the requirements for the program,” Simpson said.

The fair is open to all majors and years.

“It can be anybody. Sophomores, if they want to start looking at graduate programs to see what we offer, now is the time,” Simpson said.  “If they’re graduating in May, absolutely we can still create a plan for them.  If we’ve got some graduates or even if they graduated in Fall ‘17, they can still contact me.”

The admission requirements are a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Graduate students in the FCS program work in non-profit organizations, social service agencies, court advocacy, outreach programs, or doctoral programs at other institutions, among other areas.

Four graduate assistantships are available in the textiles and child development laboratories, Child Care Resource and Referral, Literacy in Financial Education Center and general support for the school of family and consumer sciences.

Applications for assistantships are different from the ones for the program. They are due Feb. 15.

The recruitment fair will be broadcast on Facebook Live @EIUMSFCS.

Cassie Buchman can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]