Tag: Graduate Admissions

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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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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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Why I Chose to Live in a Nursing Home During Grad School & How I Did It

It has been six months since I have begun graduate school, pursuing my master’s in occupational therapy. It has been six months since I packed up my belongings and left my hometown of Kingwood, New Jersey. It has been six months since I moved into a nursing home, sharing my new home with over one …

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Choosing a Grad School Program: It’s All About the Fit

If you’re looking at grad school programs, that means you’ve already done the hard work of thinking about your long-term career goals and deciding which degree to pursue. Now, the task at hand is to research degree programs and find some favorites. A good place to start is with a checklist or spreadsheet of what …

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Clarkson Graduate School Overview and Application Process

Dan Capogna, our director of graduate admissions & recruitment, provides an overview of what is offered at our various campuses and online, and how to apply to a graduate program at Clarkson. 

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Making the Most of the Grad School Application Process

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Your grad school application is an opportunity to showcase your successes—and why you’re a good fit for the program and school to which you’re applying. How can you make the most of that opportunity? In general, by doing many of the same things and taking the same approach that has brought you this far. Start …

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Opening Doors With Grad School

More U.S. students are going on to grad school than ever before. In 2016, 9.2 percent of those ages 25 to 29 had a master’s degree or higher. That’s more than double the 4.5 percent in 1996, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Why the increase? It’s all about opportunity. An advanced degree …

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Graduate Admissions: At Your Service

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As an upperclassman, you may be looking beyond your undergraduate degree and thinking about what’s next. Will you be applying for jobs, to grad school or both? If you’re at all interested in graduate school—either part time or full time—our Graduate Admissions team stands ready to provide one-on-one advice and support. We welcome your questions …