Obtaining a graduate degree can be a tremendous growth experience, and can significantly impact your career development in a number of positive ways. Graduate school gives you the opportunity to specialize your studies in a particular area of interest to give you a much more thorough understanding of that field, as well as a credential that may improve your job opportunities in academia and the outside world. You may be interested in a research-oriented program, with the goal of becoming a researcher or professor in that field, or you may be looking for a program with a more professional focus, like Law or Medicine. In any case, the Career Center can assist you with the process of determining if graduate school is a good option for you, researching appropriate programs, and preparing your applications.
Keep in mind - there are some potential pitfalls to be aware of as you consider pursuing graduate study:
This list is not intended to scare you off! Graduate school may be a perfect choice for your goals, and we can assist you with getting there; it just isn't a choice to be made lightly, or as a chance to hold off on making a decision for another few years.
For more specific information on research and applications, see the links on the left.