Undergraduate Resume & Cover Letter drop-in hours will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. this week Monday, December 5 - Wednesday, December 7th, and Friday, December 9th at the Science Library, G50!

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.

Latina/e/o Pre-Law Panel

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join the Student Association Department of Academic Affairs & Albany Law School tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28th, 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Campus Center West Multi-Purpose Room for an open discussion/panel to speak on how Latina/e/o …

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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UAlbany Law School Fair

Attention all Pre-Law students!

Mark your calendars for the Law School Fair Event on Friday, September 30 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom! Over 20 law schools will be there waiting to speak with you!

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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Five Quad Applications – Fall Semester 2022

Five Quad is accepting applications for the Fall 2022 semester.  Come to the Five Quad Interest Meeting TONIGHT, Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Campus Center Multipurpose Room to secure an interview spot! The Five Quad application can …

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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Make the Most of Your Summer – Different Types of Opportunities Available!

For those of you who may still be looking to gain different experiences this summer, please see below for the various opportunities available still. It’s a great idea to make the most of your summer to see what may be …

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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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 (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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Featured Resources

Personal Statement/Statement of Goals Handout
Career Readiness Competencies

The National Association of College and Employers (NACE) came up with a list of eight Career Readiness Competencies that employers …

Graduate School Checklist
Graduate School Entrance Exams

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Phone
(518) 437-4900
Address

Science Library - G50
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

CPD Service Hours

Office Hours Undergraduate Drop-ins
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T 8:30 - 5:00 2:00 - 4:00
W 8:30 - 5:00 2:00 - 4:00
TH 8:30 - 5:00  
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