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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.

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
Megumi Kim 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/

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Jessica Pugliese Career Advisor
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Should You Go to Grad School? 5 Things to Consider in the COVID Era

During times of economic weakness or uncertainty, many graduate programs see their applications swell. There are already signs that the economic strain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic will drive the same kind of increased interest in graduate school.

While …

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Five Quad Applications – Spring Semester 2022

Five Quad is accepting applications for the Spring 2022 semester.  It is mandatory to attend at least one of the interest meetings. The application can be found HERE. The last day to submit applications is Friday, January 28, by 12:00 …

By Megumi Kim
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Head + Heart = Health Professional

Health-related careers: who, what, and why If you hadn’t noticed, health-related careers–sometimes called “allied health” professions–have changed. In the past, working in a health-related career required direct and close supervision by a doctor or nurse. With today’s strong academic programs …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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Atlantis: Pre-Med Hospital Shadowing Study Abroad

Atlantis allows Pre-Med students to do hospital shadowing program during their academic breaks in either domestic or international location.

National Latina/o Law Student Association

From the organization:

“The National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLASA) is every Latina/o law student’s connection to the larger Latina/o …

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

From the organization:

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

The Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (CURCE), under the auspices of the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate …

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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