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Preparing for Graduate & Professional Schools

Preparing for Graduate & Professional Schools

Continuing your education beyond your bachelor's degree is a big decision. There are lots of factors to consider, from cost and location to whether the advanced degree is necessary for your chosen career path. The Career Center is here to support you as you determine if graduate school is necessary and find programs. We can also answer questions about application materials, entrance exams, and letters of recommendation. You can start this process at any time by taking a look at our Graduate School Planning Handout or, for more detailed information on continuing your education at a UC Campus, review the UC Office of the President's guide to Graduate Studies at UC: "What's Next?"


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The Graduate and Professional School Team

Once you've determined graduate or professional school is in your future, know that there is a network across campus to support you on your journey! The Career Center provides individual support in appointments and invites Graduate School Admissions Representatives to campus to share more about their programs and how to stand out as an applicant throughout the year. The Academic Resource Center offers tutoring and assistance with writing personal statements and writing samples. The Health Professions Advising Center provides information and application assistance to students considering careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and other allied health fields. Remember that faculty, TA's, graduate researchers, as well as many staff have attended graduate school and can share more perspectives and experiences that may be useful as you consider your options.

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