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Upcoming Graduate School Events:

Monterey Institute of International Studies
Tuesday, September 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room

We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

Smith College Fall Career Fair 2014
Friday, September 26, 3:30pm-6:00pm
Smith College Campus Center Carroll Room

Meet with recruiters from corporate and non-profit organizations to discuss a broad range of internships, full-time jobs and graduate/professional school opportunities.

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.

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