On January 13, SOPHAS schools and programs will participate in a virtual graduate school fair for prospective students of public health and advisers. The fair is conducted entirely online and participants will have the opportunity to chat live with admissions officers and program chairs, review materials about specific degree programs, and upload resumes to share with representatives of SOPHAS members and SOPHAS staff. The event is free for prospective students and advisors.
The virtual exhibits typically host over 1,500 prospective students from 48 states and over 150 countries across the world. At a recent virtual fair, 48 percent of attendees were not currently enrolled in a degree program while the other participants were currently enrolled in bachelor, masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral studies. 82 percent of the attendees were interested in starting a degree program in the coming year.
To assist with the attendees’ specific questions about the SOPHAS application process, the fair will feature a virtual booth manned by SOPHAS representatives. SOPHAS also sponsors a booth where applicants can chat with current MPH students from a variety of schools and ask about their experiences as a public health student.