Graduate school can provide you the opportunity to gain concentrated knowledge and skills in a particular area of study. Programs are specific, classes tend to be smaller and you may even progress through your program with a cohort of other students. Working closely with faculty and gaining practical experience through practicums, internships, teaching and research is highly encouraged; it can set you up for success should you decide to move into the workforce or pursue another graduate degree . It’s a rewarding experience, but it takes a lot of work, time and dedication. You’ll need a lot of support from those who care about you.
Deciding whether or not to attend graduate school can be a challenge in itself, let alone which school or program to choose. Having gone through the process myself, and through other research, I have compiled a list of considerations for you to review:
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Representatives from graduate schools with programs in Healthcare will be on campus to share information about their schools. Learn about medical, dental, physician assistant, and other health progression programs! The event will be on Thursday, March 27 from 3:30 – 6:00 in the Visitor Center Atrium.
Are you interested in going to graduate school? Check out two events next week to get you on your way! The Pre-Law fair is on Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 10am-12:30 pn in the Visitor Center Atrium. More than 100 law schools from across the country will be represented. The Graduate School Expo is Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4-6pm in the Visitor Center Atrium. Learn about graduate programs nationwide in all disciplines. The full list of attendees is available online.
Going to graduate school can be an excellent way to get ahead in your field and boost your career. However, most graduate degrees comes with a heavy price tag. Before you decide to go back to school, you have to weigh if the cost (including the time sacrifice) is worth it. Jason Smith’s article on the grad degrees with the best return on investment on Simply Hired might help you to get a better idea of if graduate school is right for you.
Do you need more help with this decision? Come to the Career Center for counseling! We’re here to help! To make an appointment, call 972-883-2943.