You should begin the application process the summer before your senior year of college or at least a year before you plan to start graduate school. Study deadlines for specific programs carefully since they may vary significantly depending on the institutions to which you apply.
The Career Center offers a library full of career, graduate school and professional development resources. Included in these books is the Peterson’s Guide, which lists all graduate programs, as well as test prep materials You can stop by the Career Center at any time to take practice exams or check out test prep books for the LSAT, GMAT, GRE, OAT, DAT, and more.
A CV is distinguished from a résumé not by its length but by its content. A CV is a comprehensive biographical statement (usually three pages or more) emphasizing professional qualifications and activities. There are numerous times when a CV may be better than a résumé. Some examples are when you need to:
There are many different types of information you could include in your CV, and you should design your CV to emphasize your strengths and achievements. Sections include:
Every fall the Career Center hosts nationally recognized author, Don Asher as part of Grad School Prep Event to provide workshops for students interested in attending graduate school. Two sessions are available on how to write a personal statement, one on securing funding for graduate school, and a final one on how to prepare for graduate school designed for underclassmen. You can register for these sessions through this page.