Career Development and Alumni Engagement offers career counseling and assistance with the graduate/professional school exploration, decision- making, planning and preparation process.  We provide online resources through our Graduate School Bound Program, and our Graduate & Professional School Handbook.

Graduate & Professional School Handbook (PDF, 709 KB)

Review our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 115 KB).

Not sure where to begin?

Graduate/Professional School Exploration and Decision-Making Process

Meet with a Career Counselor to discuss the graduate/professional school exploration and decision-making process, and receive additional support with your resume and preparation for the interview. 

Click here to schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor. 

Planning and Application Process

Click here to schedule an appointment with Sara Alcala, Advising’s Graduate School Specialist.

Check out the Step by Step Guide on How to Schedule an appointment with Advising.

Need further assistance? Contact Review additional graduate/professional school resources related to the graduate school planning and application process.

Personal Statement 

Contact the Writing and Multiliteracy Center.

GRE Preparation Sessions

Learn more about the GRE Test Prep Course at CSUCI, and  register for the upcoming sessions.

Financing Your Education

Contact Sally Casanova through the Pre-Doctoral Program and the Chancellors Doctoral Incentive Program.

Graduate School Bound Program

The Graduate School Bound Program is a self-paced online format to assist CSUCI students and alumni with the graduate/professional school exploration, decision-making, planning and the preparation process of applying. This online program is intentionally designed to provide in-depth assistance with the graduate/professional school planning process. 

Graduate School Bound Program Modules:

TitleModuleSupplemental Documents
#1 Career and Educational Goals Module #1 (MS Powerpoint, 241.5KB)

What To Do & When (PDF, 14.9KB)

Timeline (PDF, 170KB)  

Process (PDF, 182KB)

#2 Exploration and ResearchModule #2 (MS Powerpoint, 288KB)

Planning Guide (MS Excel, 37.5KB)

Evaluating Graduate Programs (PDF, 82.1KB)

Selecting a Graduate School (PDF, 81.5KB)

#3 Graduate School Application PlanningModule #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)

GRE Test Preparation Sessions

GRE Test Preparation Resources (PDF, 195.9KB)

Graduate School Financial Aid Resource List (PDF, 172.16KB)

GRE Information Bulletin and Forms

#5 Personal Statement & Letters of Recommendation Module #5 (MS Powerpoint, 346.5 KB)

Writing and Multiliteracy Center

Personal Statement Worksheet (PDF)77.1KB

Graduate School Admissions Essays (PDF, 110KB)Sample Graduate School Admissions Essays (PDF, 87.5KB)

#6 Enrichment and Experience Module #6 (MS Powerpoint, 255KB)

Schedule an Appointment with a Career Counselor to prepare for the interview


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