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Graduate School Prep Month


October is Grad School Prep Month!


The Center for Career Development has partnered with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Services, the Tickle College of Engineering, the Haslam College of Business, Onestop, The Student Success Center, The Writing Center and Kaplan Test Prep to host a series of events to help students prepare for graduate school during the month of October. Students from all majors are welcome to participate in Graduate School Prep Month. See below for events:

Tuesday, October 2nd: The GRE and Your Path to Grad School with Kaplan Test Prep; 4-5pm; Center for Career Development room 229

Learn all about the GRE admissions exam with Kaplan Test Prep, including a detailed breakdown of the exam, studying and test taking strategies, and Kaplan’s industry leading resources and innovative tools. 

Tuesday, October 9th: Funding Graduate School; 4-5:30pm; Center for Career Development room 225

Hear from a panel of professionals currently working in Financial Aid, Graduate School and a featured employer on how you can fund your graduate school program. By the end of the panel, you will be able to identify at least three different options for funding your graduate degree!

Monday, October 15th: Law School Fair; 11am- 2pm; TRECS

The Law School Fair typically brings in over 40+ law schools. Students have the opportunity to meet directly with recruiters from law schools across the region to learn about admissions processes and opportunities.The Law School Fair is for ALL majors and degree levels interested in attending law school.

Tuesday, October 16th: Health Fair; 11am-3pm; Panhellenic

Students have the opportunity to meet directly with recruiters from health related programs across the region. Pre-Health students are encouraged to attend in order to network and learn more about health profession options and admissions expectations. The Health Fair is for ALL majors and degree levels interested in health related graduate and professional school.

Tuesday, October 16th: Graduate School Admissions featuring Don Asher4-5:30pm; Hodges Library Auditorium

Learn how to successfully navigate and stand out in the graduate school admissions process from acclaimed speaker and author, Don Asher. Hear about topics such as choosing where to apply, timelines, GPA and test scores, essays and much more!

Tuesday, October 23rd: Admissions Essay Workshop; 4-5:30pm; Center for Career Development room 225

Learn how to write an effective personal statement for graduate school admissions. Hear about what to include and what not to from CCD staff, and get your questions answered by staff from the Writing Center.

Tuesday, October 30th: CV Workshop; 4-5pm, 1210 McClung Tower

Do you need to compose a CV (curriculum vitae) for a graduate school or professional application? Are you unclear about the differences between a CV and a résumé? This workshop will provide you with information about the conventions of CVs. We’ll look at some samples of CVs in different fields and workshop our CV drafts. Bring your questions and your work-in-progress. Sponsored by the Writing Center.