Is Grad School Right for You?

If you are not sure of the career options or diversity of possible “specialization” directions within your target occupational area, you should explore options further before looking at graduate programs.

School recruiters will look for the right match between what you are looking for and what their program is designed to deliver. You will have to "articulate" this in your Personal Statement portion of your application. Recruiters may reject your application if they don't see a match between their program and your goals.

Check out What Can I Do With This Major for insights on career options for your chosen field of study.

If you’ve already completed at least one internship and still aren't sure, additional exploration can include “information interviews” or job shadowing with individuals already working in the field where you have the opportunity to appreciate a “day in the life,” and learn about steps others have taken to get to the goal you seek.

If you're still unsure, make an appointment with your mentor, your favorite professor, and/or Career Services for help in talking through the options.