Graduate School Preparation

When considering graduate school, there are a number of factors to take into account in order to decide whether it is the right career move, which school or program to choose, and when to attend. The Center for Career Development recommends reflecting upon your reasons for attending school, as well as the investment it will require of your time, energy, and resources. Doing your research on graduate schools can help you determine if it is the right step for you, as well as which program has the features that best meet your needs, such as academic curriculum, program length, faculty, program cost, school location, and funding opportunities.

Factors to Consider When Exploring Graduate School

This document provides an overview of five factors to keep in mind when considering applying to graduate school. For each factor, there are important questions for you to keep in mind when making this decision, as well as suggested action steps and resources to help you begin to answer these questions.

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Video: Understanding Graduate Education

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Graduate School Fair

Meet dozens of graduate school admissions representatives from UConn and other schools throughout the country, to learn about their academic programs, whether for next year or even a few years away. The fair is open to all majors and all students/years. Contact for more information.



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Grad school applications typically require a résumé or curriculum vitae (CV). Get help creating & polishing these documents.

Graduate School Interview Preparation

Graduate school admissions interviews come in multiple formats. Prepare yourself for various styles of interviewing.

Graduate School Search Engines

Find more info on grad schools & programs. Search by features like degree level, field of study, and more.