This talk is all about why you should go to graduate school and how to get into school.
Unemployment rates for people with higher education as opposed to those who do not. People with masters degrees will make $10,000 a year, $20,000 more with a PhD. (than those with just a BA). Also, BA salaries have remained stagnant, while graduate salaries continue to rise.
Should you go directly to graduate school? Should you take some time off and work first? Or travel?
Discuss full-time vs. Part-time. Some programs only offer classes in the day. You can’t rely on going online.
Discuss the Boise State application process here: In debth.
Don’t be silly or cheesy
Location: You are going to spend two-eight years where you go to grad school. Can you live there?
Faculty very important. Some programs will not admit you unless a faculty member has agreed to work with you. Talk to current students and alumni. They will be your best source of information!
Experiences: Ask to do research with a professor. Service Learning. Internships, either paid or for credit
You might not be able to simply jump right in. Don’t worry. Non-Degree (only a 1/3 of your credits can go towards your eventual degree. Don’t rush into anything.