Graduate & Professional School Resources
Career Development Services offers graduate school exploration and preparation counseling, the Graduate School Bound Program as well as assessment tools and resources.
Accepted to Graduate School?
Congratulations! Please share this information with Career Development Services by completing a short survey.
Graduate School Application Advising:
Meet with a career counselor during drop-in counseling to discuss the graduate school application process, planning, and preparation methods (see schedule below).
Fall 2013 Semester Drop-In Career Counseling Schedule:
Date: Every Monday (September 9, 2013-November 25, 2013)
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Date: Every Tuesday (September 10, 2013-November 26, 2013)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Date: Every Thursday (September 12, 2013-November 21, 2013)
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Weekly Drop-In Career Counseling Hosted in the Career Development Center, Bell Tower 1548
Graduate Studies Center:
Dates: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: El Dorado Hall
Graduate Writing Studio:
Writing instructors are available to assist graduate students with thesis writing or prospective graduate students who need assistance with personal statements or letters of application for graduate program admission.
- Every Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in El Dorado Hall
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact the Graduate Studies Center located in El Dorado Hall via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (805) 437-3579, or visit http://www.csuci.edu/gsc/
Graduate School Bound Program
The purpose of Graduate School Bound Program is to assist CI students who are interested in graduate school exploration, decision-making, planning and the preparation process of applying to graduate school. This program is intentionally designed to provide in-depth assistance with the graduate school planning process. Each semester a group of students will complete a series of online modules and supplemental in-person seminars. The purpose of the seminars is to provide an opportunity to review content covered in the modules and answer specific questions related to the graduate school exploration and planning. Questions will be answered through the use of an online blog utilized throughout the semester to share graduate school resources.
The Graduate School Bound Program will be provided in a self-paced online format and weekly drop-in career counseling, see schedule information below for further details.
Register for a Graduate School Bound Information Session in the beginning of the semester to find out more! Visit the Career Development Center, Bell Tower 1548 to register. To find out more about the Graduate School Bound Program, attend a 30-minute informational session:
- Monday September 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
- Thursday, September 12, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Graduate School Bound Program Schedule Information:
|Session Modules||How to Complete Each Module|
|#1 Career and Educational Goals||Complete Online-See Module Below|
|#2 Exploration and Research||Complete Online-See Module Below|
|#3 Graduate School Application Planning||Complete Online-See Module Below|
|Mid-Semester Check-In, Overview & Questions||
Monday, October 14, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
*Must complete online modules 1-3 to attend this seminar*
|#4 Financial Aid & Test Preparation||Complete Online-See Module Below|
|#5 Personal Statement & Letters of Recommendation||Complete Online-See Module Below|
|#6 Enrichment and Experience||Complete Online-See Module Below|
|Final-Semester Check-In, Overview & Questions||
Monday, November 18, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
*Must complete online modules 1-6 to attend this seminar*
Graduate School Bound Program Modules:
|#1 Career and Educational Goals||Module #1 (MS Powerpoint, 241.5KB)|
|#2 Exploration and Research||Module #2 (MS Powerpoint, 288KB)|
|#3 Graduate School Application Planning||Module #3 (MS Powerpoint, 1.8 MB)||Questions to Ask Graduate School Representatives (PDF, 216.0KB)|
|#4 Financial Aid & Test Preparation||Module #4 (MS Powerpoint, 452KB)|
|#5 Personal Statement & Letters of Recommendation||Module #5 (MS Powerpoint, 346.5 KB)||Graduate School Admissions Essays (PDF, 110KB) Sample Graduate School Admissions Essays (PDF, 87.5KB)|
|#6 Enrichment and Experience||Module #6 (MS Powerpoint, 255KB)|