Thinking of attending Graduate School?

Career Counselors can assist you with researching specific programs, the application process, and anticipating timelines and requirements. To make the most out of your graduate school experience, it is important for you do to your research.

Here’s some questions you should ask yourself if you are interested in pursuing graduate school.

  • Is a graduate degree necessary for my specific career goals?
  • Is this an area of study that I am truly passionate about?
  • Am I pursing graduate school for the right reason, or to avoid a challenging job market?
  • Am I in a financial position to attend graduate school?
  • Is now a good time to apply?

Should I go to Graduate School?    Graduate School Timeline    Focus 2 Portal

Career Development resources

  • Advisement with researching appropriate programs/schools
  • Assistance with the application process
  • Review of application materials (Resume, Personal Statement)
  • Interview preparation

Most Common Application materials

  • Admission Application
  • Undergraduate Transcript
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Resume

Graduate school tips

  • Start your research early
  • Follow application instructions
  • Categorize schools (safety, reach)
  • Prepare for entrance exams (if applicable)
  • Stay organized with application materials!

Additional resources

Contact Career Development

  • Phone203‑576‑4853
  • Email

The Heckman Center
Wahlstrom Library, 2nd floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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