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Graduate School Prep Month – October 2021

The Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration is excited to host a series of three events to help students prepare for graduate and professional school during the month of October. Students from all majors are welcome to participate in Graduate School Prep Month. Log into your Handshake account for Zoom links and more information.


Preparing for Graduate School

Graduate School Admissions Workshop with Don Asher

Tuesday, October 12th from 4:00-5:30 PM via Zoom

Nationally known speaker and author, Don Asher, presents strategies on gaining admission to graduate and professional school. All students interested in continuing their education are invited to attend. Learn about selecting programs, presenting grades and test scores, application materials and more.

Do you have a question about graduate or professional school? Thinking about applying, but not sure about the process? Not sure how to narrow down your options? Have questions about what makes a strong candidate? Schedule an appointment with your Career Coach to discuss your questions. You can also check out this video that talks about reasons to consider furthering your education!


Funding Graduate School

Funding Graduate School Workshop 

Thursday, October 21st from 4:00-5:00 PM via Zoom 

Learn about different options for funding your graduate education and how to apply for these opportunities.

Want to know what admissions committees look for in applicants? Check out this panel from last year’s Graduate School Prep Month.

Graduate Admissions Exams

Graduate School Admissions Exams with Kaplan

Tuesday, October 26th from 4:00-5:00 PM via Zoom 

Hear from test prep experts, Kaplan, about the most common graduate school entrance exams – the GRE and GMAT. Learn about these exams and how to prepare for them. Attendees will receive free study guides!

Need help getting started on your admissions essay? Check out this Admissions Essay Virtual Workshop with the Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center:

Experiencing Graduate School

Do you have questions about what it is like to be a graduate student and how it differs from undergrad? Check out this virtual panel to hear from current UTK graduate students about their experiences.