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.

 

Career Coaching

Identifying a career that matches your interests and values, knowing yourself and understanding the type of work that will be most satisfying to you are a few beginning steps in the job search process. A career coach can support you through every step in the process. Make an Appointment with a Career Coach.

 

Resources

Grad School Application Timeline

When should you begin? When should you gather & submit application materials? Create a timeline that’s right for you.

Personal Statements

Personal statements are used by graduate admission committees to establish an applicant’s writing ability. Personal statements also determine fit for …

How to Request a Letter of Recommendation
Career On Demand: Graduate School Preparation

Watch bite-sized videos with tips & advice covering all aspects of Career Development, wherever and whenever you need them.

Graduate School Prep Panels
Résumé & CV Resources – Grad School Prep

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.

Husky Mentor Network

Connect with UConn alumni & professionals for one-on-one career conversations, including discussing choosing a major, résumé critiques, practice interviews, and …