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Spring Preview Weekend for Admitted Students

Date & time

Apr 4, 2008, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Spring Preview is designed to help you make the most informed decision about our school. With this in mind, we have organized a program that will allow you structured time with our faculty, staff, and students. You will also have ample time to meet and mingle with us informally.

Friday, April 8 Time Event 9:30 Registration

10:00–11:00 Introduction to the Ford School & Overview of the Curriculum

11:00–12:00 Faculty Panel
Members of the Ford School faculty will discuss their research and teaching. They will describe the elective offerings at the Ford School in areas such as science and technology policy, health policy, environmental policy, and international relations and diplomacy.

12:00–2:00 Lunch
Student Guides will be available to give tours of Weill Hall.

2:00–3:30 Student Panel

3:30–4:45 Alumni Panel
Members of the Ford School Alumni Board will discuss their career paths and talk about the many ways in which they have used their policy degrees. After brief presentations, they will respond to questions from the audience. Board members work in a range of areas including the public and private sectors. This relaxed session will give you a chance to learn more about career possibilities.

4:45–5:30 Reception with the Ford School Community

6:00 Dinner
Hosted by Student Affairs Committee (SAC).

Saturday, April 9 Time Event 9:30–10:30 Continental Breakfast

10:30–11:30 Graduate Career Services Presentation
Jennifer Niggemeier, Director of Graduate Career Services
Tom Phillips, Associate Director of Graduate Career Services

Find out more about special resources designed to assist students with securing internships and jobs and establishing networks in policy communities.

11:30–12:00 Ford School Student Organizations
Members of the Ford School's student organizations will introduce themselves and their organizations. These students will be joining you for lunch and also hosting an organization fair. The fair will be held in the Frey Classroom (1210 Weill Hall) during lunch. Be sure to stop by each organization's table and hear more about their activities.

12:00 Lunch
Held in the Great Hall

1:30 Dessert Reception-Learn about Life in Ann Arbor
Hosted by the Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP)
Graduate Student Lounge

Have your questions answered about life in Ann Arbor. Receive recommendations on where to live, what to know and how to get involved.

Additional social events may also be scheduled on Saturday afternoon.

1:30 Optional Campus Tour
Meet at North Entrance to Weill Hall