Author: Graduate School

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Time for a Change? How to Make a Career Pivot

You’ve given it a lot of thought and you’ve reached a decision: You’re ready for a career change. But how do you make that happen? First, take some time to reflect on where you’ve been, where you’re headed and why you’re looking to make a change. Begin by identifying the source(s) of your dissatisfaction: Are …

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Capitalizing on Your Strengths at Every Stage of Your Career

Professional Development

What are your strengths? It’s a question you can expect during almost any job interview. It’s also something you should ask yourself periodically, even if you’re not considering a job or career change. By identifying the types of tasks you excel at and enjoy doing, you’ll have an easier time building a successful, fulfilling career. …

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6 Ways to Position Yourself for a Promotion

No matter how much you like your job, chances are a time will come when you want more. Adding responsibilities, challenges, and the accompanying income and stature is the natural next step in your career. But how do you make it happen? Here are six tips to position yourself for a promotion. Be a team …

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Requesting Letters of Recommendation for Grad School

If you’re applying to graduate school, you’ll most likely need to include a few letters of recommendation in your application. Gathering these letters can be a source of anxiety for applicants who are unsure whom exactly they should ask to write them and how to go about asking for them. Here are some tips on …

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Navigating Your Career Path

Whether you’re in business or engineering, healthcare or education, or virtually any other field, the landscape is constantly changing. The good news is that change can be exciting. In fact, it often brings the types of opportunities that Clarkson graduates have a reputation for seizing and solving. Change also often prompts some self-reflection about your …

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Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Career and Graduate School Fair

At some point in your academic career, you will most likely have the opportunity to attend a career and graduate school fair. And even though that may seem a bit overwhelming or intimidating, remember that it is just that — a great opportunity for you to network and learn about companies, positions and programs you …

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Ten Tips for Writing Your Personal Statement

Preparing your statement of purpose for your grad school application can seem like a daunting task. It’s your chance to tell the admissions committee who you are and how their program fits into your career plans. But as long as you give yourself plenty of time to brainstorm and prepare, you will be able to …

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Making the Most of Your Grad School Experience

If you’ve been accepted into grad school, congratulations! You’ve earned the right to celebrate and relax—but not for too long. Instead, before you start class, spend some time preparing. If you anticipate the academic and personal challenges of grad school, you’ll be in a better position to make the most of the experience and enjoy …

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Grad Programs that Match Your Goals and Schedule

Clarkson’s grad programs are designed specifically for today’s students. You can earn a master’s degree in a high-demand field—business, engineering, data analytics, healthcare administration and more—on a schedule that works for you. Depending on the program, options include full and part time study and on campus, online and hybrid (a combination of on campus and …

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Deciding When to Go to Grad School

Even if you’re pretty sure about attending grad school, you might be uncertain about the best time to begin. Should you start right after you earn your undergraduate degree? Or should you wait until you have some full-time work experience? As is often the case, there’s no right (or wrong) answer. Instead, your decision will …