• Feeling Lost? The Best Careers Change and Evolve

    By: Melanie Buford

    A senior psychology major came into my office the other day. She dropped her bag, plopped down into a chair, and said “I’m lost!” With relatively little prompting, the story came out. She already knew … Continued

  • Why do You Want to Go to Graduate School?: Five Tips for Navigating (and Learning from) the Application Process

    By: Holly Sims, Teaching Fellow, Romance Studies

    If you are applying to graduate school—or even just considering it—then you probably have at least a few questions about the application process. They may look something like these: How many letters o … Continued

  • Climb to Your Career in Four Years

    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    Where will you be in four years? Will you be ready to join the work force? Maybe you have your future planned: You know what you want to be after graduation and you have an idea of how to get there. O … Continued

  • Grad School: Getting In

    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    Fast Fact: Each year, approximately one-quarter of the graduating class goes on to graduate school. Getting into grad school is far from a slam-dunk. Undergraduates are up against not only their peers … Continued

  • Grad School: Application Timeline

    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    Follow this general timeline to keep yourself on track. Time frames are approximate: Check the deadlines for your schools of interest and adjust accordingly. Junior Year (Fall) Many graduate schools l … Continued

  • Grad School: To Go or Not to Go

    By: Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    Should you go on to graduate school? Is it the right move for you at this point in your career? Give your decision careful consideration, weighing all the factors, including: Your career path What do … Continued

  • Writing the Personal Statement

    By: William O. Taylor, PhD, Pre-Law & Pre-Graduate Advising Coordinator

    Your personal statement is your chance to let an admissions committee know who you are and how admitting you will benefit: you as a professional, the field you will one day contribute to, and their pr … Continued

  • Making the Most of Your Summer

    By: Resa Brinkley, Health Professions Advising Coordinator

    You hear it everywhere. “I finally lined up my internship.” “Where is your summer internship?” “Internships are SO important.” So, do you really need a prehealth internship? An internship is defined a … Continued

  • Recipe for Writing a Personal Statement

    By: Verna Eberhardt, Graduate Intern

    Writing a personal statement by perception and sometimes reputation is often a daunting and overwhelming undertaking. The ambiguity and mystery swirling around its purpose and composition can be dispe … Continued

  • Tips for Requesting Letters of Evaluation


    “Professor! Could you write me a letter of recommendation?” “I’m sorry, do I know you?” Nightmare fuel, right? Here are some tips to ensure this scenario isn’t one you encounter. It’s never too early … Continued