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.

The Cleveland Clinic: MOST Fellowship Applications – Due Friday, April 15, 2022

The Cleveland Clinic Foundations Clinical post-baccalaureate program is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Cohort! In partnership with Stanford, the MOST Fellowship is a 12 month program designed to give students exposure to hospital-based outpatient clinical workflows, documentation and other educational …

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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Downstate Health Sciences University: Exploring Health Careers Program Applications – Due Monday, March 21, 2022

Applications to the Downstate Health Sciences University diversity pipeline programs are now open! Take a look at the Exploring Health Careers Program

Application deadline is Monday, March 21, 2022. Students must apply through the Downstate Health Sciences University website directly.

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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Stanford Law School’s Law Scholars Institute

From the website:

Stanford Law School’s Stanford Law Scholars Insitute (SLSI) is a leadership and pipeline program for college students from broadly diverse backgrounds and designed to address obstacles that underrepresented minority, first-generation, and low-income undergraduate students in particular …

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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Pre-Law Walk-ins Starting up! – Spring Semester 2022

Pre-Law walk-in advising starts this week!

TUESDAY – 2:00-4:00pm in the Catskill building, 3rd floor.

WEDNESDAY – 2:00-4:00pm in the Catskill building, 3rd floor.

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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How to Pay for Grad School

How To Pay For Grad School

By:  Kat Tretina,  Rachel Witkowski

https://www.forbes.com/advisor/student-loans/how-to-pay-for-grad-school/

By Jessica Pugliese (she/her)
Jessica Pugliese (she/her) Career Advisor
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Featured Resources

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Career Readiness Competencies

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