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Graduate School

Applying for graduate school is a much different process than applying for jobs and internships. Here are some resources to help you through the process.

Researching Programs

Just like your undergrad school search, there are a wide variety of options for graduate programs. You will want to spend some time researching your options to find a program that fits your needs.

Program Research Resources:

Admissions Tests

Different programs will require different things for you to apply. Some programs will require you to take a test like the GRE or GMAT, visit this page for more information on these tests.

Other common tests include:

Academic Resume (CV)

A CV (Curriculum Vitae) is a more complete synopsis than a resume. CVs are typically used for applications for academic, research, or scholarly positions.

CV resources:

Personal Statements and Admissions Essays

An essay, personal statement or answering specific questions may be required with an application to evaluate your writing skills, motivation, and commitment to entering a particular field. When creating a personal statement it is important to:

  • Know and follow all length, organization and content instructions
  • Identify your main message and focus on that throughout the essay
  • Make your main point early and support it using specific examples
  • Tailor each essay for an intended institution and program
  • Seek feedback from academic advisors, other faculty members, and Career Services staff

Personal Statement Resources:

Admissions Interviews

An in person or virtual interview may be required as part of the application process. For more information on interviewing (including tips and resources) see our student interviewing page.

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