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Upcoming Graduate School Information Sessions & Workshops

Hopkins-Nanjing Center
Wednesday September 28
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room

Learn about the exciting graduate opportunities through a joint program between Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University.
Programs of Study:
* Graduate Certificate in Chinese & American Studies
* Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS)
* HNC Certificate/Johns Hopkins SAIS M.A. (Nanjing & Washington D.C.)
* Guaranteed Fellowship funding for all students who apply for financial aid.
* Full tuition fellowships available

Smith College Fall Career Fair

Thursday, September 29
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Smith College Indoor Track & Tennis Facility

Meet representatives from approximately 60 career fields and graduate programs representing business, education, international opportunities, technology, social/human services, investments, engineering, law, and many more.  Review the list of participating organizations, attend the fair and discuss opportunities with representatives.  Dress code is: business casual.

Applying to Graduate School

Wednesday, October 5
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Lazarus Center Workshop Room

Discussion about questions to ask about attending a graduate program, and, the application procedure (tests, letters of recommendation, application materials, timeline). 

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:

  • it is a subject that one purely wants to study in depth as a scholar, or
  • it is needed for employment or advancement in a particular career field.

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:

  • Speak with faculty who can advise you on programs in your field of interest
  • Meet with a Lazarus Center advisor to help coordinate the logistics of your application
  • Network with Smith alums and other professionals in the field who can share their personal experiences
  • Contact admission representatives of your selected graduate programs about their programs.

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