Belmont Abbey College Schedules Graduate School Fair for Students

September 15, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
BELMONT, NC —- Belmont Abbey College will host its first annual Graduate and Professional School Fair on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 from Noon to 2:00 PM in the Haid ballroom at Belmont Abbey. Admission is free and open to the public.

The fair is designed to give prospective graduate students at the Abbey and others at neighboring institutions the opportunity to explore a variety of options for continuing their education.

“We are very interested in their continued success beyond their experiences at Belmont Abbey College,” says Matt Caporale, director of Career Services and Internships at the Abbey. “Approximately 20 percent of our student body decides to go on to graduate school and it’s important to us to help our students make the proper choices. The fair will also provide us with the perfect opportunity to showcase this area and keep our talented students in-state.”

Caporale says students often inquire about the process of applying to graduate school and the requirements. The Graduate and Professional School Fair will give students an opportunity to meet with area recruiters and pickup brochures and applications.

“We get all kinds of questions from how to begin researching schools to the kinds of scores and tests they need to qualify for admission. We hope by having events like these, the Abbey will not only help make some personal introductions between our students and other institutions that offer graduate degrees, but that we can make the entire process much easier for them,” says Caporale.

All graduate and professional school participants are based in either North or South Carolina and include Duke University, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Winston Salem State, and Montreat College.

The Office of Career Services and Internships is currently accepting enrollment forms from colleges and universities in the Carolinas interested in participating in the Abbey’s Graduate and Professional School Fair. Participants may contact Matt Caporale at 704.825.6873 or for more information.

Ranked one of the best comprehensive colleges in the Southeast by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, Belmont Abbey College celebrates excellence and virtue steeped in its 129-year Catholic Benedictine heritage. The liberal arts College is home to students from over 34 states and 26 countries and welcomes everyone from any background or tradition committed to this vision of excellence and virtue. The campus consists of the College, the Monastery and the Abbey Basilica, which can be found on its sprawling 650 acres of picturesque landscape.

Just minutes from Charlotte, NC, the nation’s second largest banking center, Belmont Abbey College offers students numerous internship opportunities and career placement.

The College believes in development of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. By offering a wide array of clubs and activities including Division II athletics, theatre, publications, and study abroad, Belmont Abbey College invests in the personal growth of its students.

Founded in 1876, the College celebrates its heritage and is inspired by the Benedictine monastic tradition. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the College and Abbey Basilica greet thousands of visitors each year.