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Upcoming Graduate School Events:

Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair
September 30 & October 22, 2014
PLanning to apply to Graduate Schools of Biomedical Sciences? Attend the Biomed Virtual Grad Fair and have your admissions questions answered by representatives from 25+ graduate institutions during this love 2-day event. Click here to register.

Personal Statements for Graduate & Professional School Workshop
Wednesday, October 8, 6:30-7:30pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
Does the thought of writing a personal statement for graduate or professional school make you panic? Relax and attend this session on crafting a winning personal statement.

University of Southern California - Viterbi School
of Engineering / Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Wednesday, October 29, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room
The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world’s leading private research universities. Located in the dynamic city of Los Angeles, USC offers extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research.  The Viterbi School of Engineering, ranked in the top graduate engineering schools by U.S. News & World Report, has students pursuing graduate degrees in over 50 specializations. Learn about the wide range of Master's and Doctoral Programs in engineering and opportunities for summer undergraduate research. Students with a background in engineering, math, or hard science (such as physics, chemistry, or biology) are welcome to attend.

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Thursday, November 13, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Campus Center Room 205

We offer graduate programs attentive to the needs of vulnerable populations including children of adversity and the needs of specific populations such as Latinos and veterans, as well as organizations and leaders on the forefront of creating social change. The foundation of our training provides growing professionals with hands-on experience at more than 350 field placement sites, preparing them to address the complex problems in an increasingly diverse world.

Spinelli Center for Quantitative Learning
Standardized Test Prep Workshops

Workshops for those interested in reviewing basic math skills that should be helpful when studying for the GRE or the MTEL. Workshops run from September 24-November 19, and cover a wide variety of math topics.

The decision to attend a graduate or professional school and when to attend are questions with answers which are unique for each individual. Use these pages to advise and assist you when deciding upon you own path.

Deciding to Apply

There is no “timeline” of when or if one is supposed to attend a post-Smith education. For many, the reason to attend a graduate program is to satisfy a personal journey:

When your reason to attend a graduate program has motivated you, begin to evaluate your credentials and explore the various graduate programs. Consult with others who can assist you in your endeavor:

Your decision to attend graduate school should be carefully planned and strategically crafted.


Need more help? Schedule an appointment with a Lazarus Center Advisor: (413) 585-2582