Undergrad

10 Questions to Ask on a College Campus Tour

Hi everyone! My name is Kim Keeley, and I am an admissions counselor at Clarkson. Campus tours are the best way to find out if you will like a certain school. When you take a tour, you see firsthand what campus is like, get a feel for the community and truly start to understand what …

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How to Prepare for the GRE or GMAT

You’ve taken your share of standardized tests, so you know that preparation can make a difference. And when it comes to preparing for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)—or, for business school, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)—you have lots of options. How do you choose? Take an online practice test to get a sense of …

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For a Strong Graduate Application, Plan Ahead

If you’re serious about applying to grad school, one of the most important early steps is to check out the application process and deadlines for the schools that you’re considering. Most schools will want information—such as letters of recommendation—that can take weeks or more for you to pull together. The sooner you know what’s required, …

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Your Grad School Options: On-campus, Online or Hybrid

Student at home office

Today’s grad school students have more options than ever before. There are full- and part-time programs, on-campus and online options, and hybrid or blended programs that offer a combination on-campus and online experience. The bottom line: If you’re interested in getting a graduate degree, chances are there’s a program that meets your needs. Full time …

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Four Reasons You Should Get Involved at Clarkson

I have worked at Clarkson for 10 years, so I’ve gotten to see how Clarkson has evolved over the last decade. One thing that has remained constant over those years is that, when asked about the best part of their Clarkson experience, almost all students tell me the same thing: their on-campus involvement outside of …

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Professional or Academic Degree: Which Should You Choose?

Students participate in the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program at Beacon Institute.

Before you decide which advanced degree to pursue, it’s helpful to know the difference between a professional degree and an academic one. As the term suggests, a professional degree prepares you for a specific profession. Think Doctor of Medicine (MD) for doctor, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Engineering …

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All About Clarkson Ignite

Hi All! My name is Erin Draper and I am the managing director of an exciting new initiative called Clarkson Ignite. I am also a double Clarkson alumna — I received my undergraduate degree in business administration and communications in 2003 and my Masters in Business Administration in 2014. Let me share some of the …

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Seven Restaurants Near Clarkson You Will Want to Visit

Hey everyone! Our names are Marly Quince and Aaron Thow, and we are working in the office of Marketing & External Relations for the summer. Part of our job was to travel to towns and attractions in the North Country and to show you all that this area has to offer. You may have seen …

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Deciding If Grad School Is Right For You

There are lots of reasons to consider getting a master’s degree, including the potential for higher earnings and long-term career growth. In fact, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, having a master’s degree could boost your earning power by hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of your career. That doesn’t …

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My Summer Research at Clarkson

Hi! My name is Rachael Meacham, and I’m a rising sophomore, majoring in mechanical engineering. I am in the Honor’s Program and was enrolled in The Clarkson School this past year. I have spent the past nine weeks of my summer here at Clarkson doing summer research, with Professor of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Kevin …