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  • Graduate School Preparation Are you ready?ERAU Career Services Office www.erau.edu/career
  • Why go to grad school? Why go to grad school?• Continue education directly after receiving Continue education directly after receiving  undergraduate degree• Professionals return to further their education Professionals return to further their education  and open new promotion/career opportunities• S i li i Specialize in a specific area  ifi• Strengthen job security• Part of path to future career (professor, doctor,  lawyer) y )
  • Education Differences Education DifferencesGraduate EducationGraduate Education Undergraduate Education Undergraduate Education• Specialized Education • Broader Education• Clear academic & career Clear academic & career  • First stepping stone to First stepping stone to  goals career• Fewer classes & shorter  • Heavier class load per Heavier class load per  overall time  commitment  semester and longer  time commitment• M More intense, higher  i t hi h level coursework &  • Average outcomes are  expectations p accepted easier
  • Benefits of Higher level Education Benefits of Higher‐level Education• More specialized education studies and More specialized education studies and  research opportunities• Allows more mastery of skills Allows more mastery of skills• Can expand career options • Could create greater marketability Could create greater marketability• Entry‐level to teaching at a university level• Hi h Higher salary over career progression l i• Lower unemployment rates
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/emp/emptab7.htm,  5/27/10
  • Career Considerations Career ConsiderationsExperience before graduate  Flow‐through or no experience school before graduate school before graduate school• Specialize in career area of  • Not as clear of areas of  interest interest/specialization • Education not as applicable  d l bl• More mature perspective  due to little, if any,  on graduate level studies  professional experience and application and application • PPotentially lower income &  i ll l i &• Typically more career  fewer opportunities initially options due to having  p g • Educationally qualified but  experientially not  as qualified i i ll lifi d experience • Extremely important to • Command higher salaries participate in undergraduate  and/or graduate level  d/ d t l l internships before graduating
  • Grad School Resources Grad School Resources• Peterson’s Guide• Princeton Review i i• Faculty – ERAU and/or other universities of  interest• ERAU Career Services website ‐ http://www.erau.edu/career/grad_school.html 
  • Graduate School  Graduate SchoolAdmissions Process Keith A. Deaton Jr.Student Center Annex Rm. 260  Keith.Deaton@erau.edu or  Keith Deaton@erau edu or 386.226.7166
  • Documents Needed Documents Neededo Application‐App fee Application App. feeo Statement of Objective/Intento Resume/CV/Co Letters of Recommendationo GRE or GMATo Official Transcripts Official Transcriptso Essay or interview if required
  • ERAU Requirements ERAU Requirementso Application‐App Fee waived if you come to Application App. Fee waived if you come to  my officeo Statement of Objective Statement of Objectiveo Resumeo Transcripts (I get these, no charge)o Three letters of recommendationo GMAT or GRE‐depends on program
  • Questions to Ask Questions to Asko Can you waive application fee? Can you waive application fee? o What exams are required?o Assistantships or scholarships offered and how  i hi h l hi ff d d h to apply?o Prerequisites and how long will it take to  complete?o When are the deadlines to apply?