Have you thought about advancing your academic career?

If not now, when?

According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau study, individuals with a graduate degree earn about 30 percent more annually than individuals with a baccalaureate degree alone.

NOW is the perfect time to think about graduate school.

The College of Graduate Studies is hosting the 2012 Graduate Fair, an open-house style event where the public can learn more about the university’s nearly 200 graduate programs, including master’s, doctoral, and specialist programs, as well as certificates.

Each year, more and more students trust UCF for their graduate studies and to prepare them for their professional careers and beyond.

Deciding to attend graduate school is a major life decision. It can be overwhelming and a bit scary. Let us make it easier for you!

Grad Fair is a fantastic opportunity to talk with faculty and staff representing programs that interest you. Graduate Admissions and Financials staff will also be on hand to discuss the variety of admissions options that UCF College of Graduate Studies offers, as well as information on the fellowships, assistantships and financial aid available for you.

So clear your schedule now for Grad Fair 2012, on Wednesday, September 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Student Union of UCF’s main campus in the Pegasus Ballroom.

For more information and to see which specific programs will be attending, please visit www.graduate.ucf.edu/GradFair.