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Graduate School Preparation

The Career Center has various resources and services to help you in graduate and professional school planning. In addition to exploring graduate school options and researching different schools, you can learn more about preparing your application and what you can do to become a competitive applicant. 

Explore Graduate School

Gather Information about Programs

  • Research specific schools and programs online, request printed materials, and attend information sessions. 
  • Understand the role of specialized accreditation in your field (i.e., American Bar Association for law schools) and identify the specialized accrediting agency to choose accredited graduate schools.
  • Pay close attention to the program goals, faculty research focus, and the unique opportunities available.
  • Speak with faculty members and current graduate students in targeted programs.
  • Review the necessary application components and deadlines for each program.

Prepare for the Application Process

Ask for Help

  • Meet with an industry specialist to discuss the application process and have your CV and personal statement reviewed.
  • Speak with professors about recommendations.
  • Speak with representatives from graduate and professional school programs at campus information sessions and fall/spring career fairs.