Because of COVID-19, your classes, extracurricular activities and job/research opportunities may look a little different this academic year. Have you thought about how all of this affects the way you will prepare for grad school applications? The application process will be affected in an unprecedented way. How can you use technology and virtual opportunities in … Continue reading Timeline for grad school
Grad School Planning
As you begin to work on your graduate school applications, you will want to identify schools with degree programs that best suit your interests and goals. Your initial list of schools can be long, but you should aim to apply to 8-12 schools. Being clear on your academic and personal goals can help you pare … Continue reading How to create your grad school list
College and graduate school are two very different environments with their own unique sets of challenges and cultures. While college prepares you with the fundamental knowledge you will need for the job market, graduate school will equip you with the advanced specialized skills you need to enter the job market. If you’re thinking about applying … Continue reading How will you make the transition to graduate school?
There are many ways to learn more about graduate programs you might be interested in: online chat groups, on-campus information sessions, class visits, and – of course – the program website itself. But perhaps the greatest assets of a graduate program (and your most valuable resources) are the current students themselves! Current students have first-hand … Continue reading The importance of connecting with current graduate students
Some college seniors might consider graduate school as an immediate next step after graduation, but it is not uncommon to take one or more gap years before pursuing an advanced degree. Returning to academia after some years out may seem daunting, but there are several ways to make the most of your time away and … Continue reading Applying to Graduate School after a Gap Year (or More)