Applying to Graduate School

Graduate school is a large investment in both time and money. Researching whether grad school is the right next step can feel overwhelming but we’re here to help!

Here are some things to consider:

Do you need a graduate degree for the career you have chosen?
Do you want a career that requires that you get an advanced degree?  These include doctor, lawyer, school counselor. Careers that require a license or certification have clear guidelines that will tell you what degree you need to get.

In other careers, having a graduate degree may not be required but it may give you an opportunity for a higher paying job. Getting an MBA may open more doors for you in the field of Marketing, for example. Do not assume that you will automatically get paid more for getting an advanced degree, however.

Do you want to go to graduate school right away or work first?
There is no right answer to this question. You must decide for yourself what works. Some things to think about are…

  1. Are you set on your career choice? If you are sure about your career choice it is best to continue your education.
  2. Would it be possible to have a company pay for your education if you started work first?
  3. Are you feeling burned out after 4 years of college? Do you need a break?
  4. If you’re unsure of a career, do you need to try some things before you decide?
  5. Are you concerned that once you start working it will be too difficult to go back to school?

If you would like to talk about your options, please make an appointment with Career Services.

CURCE – New Summer and Fall 2022 Research Opportunities!

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE) has new Summer and Fall 2022 research opportunities for undergraduate students looking to gain experience. Please check out the CURCE Blackboard Community Page in the “Research Opportunities” link.

Some opportunities may …

By Megumi Kim
Megumi Kim Career Advisor
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Internship Highlight – Law Firm, Hodgson Russ LLP

UAlbany students have fantastic internship opportunities! Read below to learn about Raquel Ruiz, a junior and a Communications major, who is interning at the law firm Hodgson Russ LLP . She’s also one of our awesome Peer Career Advisors (PCA) and …

By Jessica Pugliese
Jessica Pugliese Career Advisor
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Overview of Application Process for Medical, Dental, and Optometry Schools

Thinking about Medical, Dental or Optometry Schools? Please mark your calendar for a pre-health workshop on the application process for medical, dental and optometry schools for the 2022-2023 cycle. Important updates, timeline and procedures will be reviewed.

Time: Apr 4, …

By Megumi Kim
Megumi Kim Career Advisor
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Semester in Washington Application Due March 28!

Are you interested in living, learning & interning in Washington, DC? Would you like to explore career options in our nation’s capital? Are you a motivated, self-starter who wants to build career skills for the future?

Then you might be …

By Megumi Kim
Megumi Kim Career Advisor
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Pre-Law Mock Class!

Come join Professor Keith Hirokawa from Albany Law School on Thursday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m. in Catskill 130 to “discuss laws, plans & official statements to identify language that creates class, race, gender, and other distinctions.”

 

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VT REACH: Virtual Teleconference: Reach, Explore & Aspire to Careers in Healthcare

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“VT REACH (Virtual Teleconference:  Reach, Explore, & Aspire to Careers in Healthcare) is a virtual monthly event for …

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Featured Classes

Pre-Law Mock Class

Keith Hirokawa, Associate Dean of Research & Scholarship, Professor of Law
Discuss laws, plans and official statements to identify language that creates class, race, gender, and other distinctions. This one-day course…

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