Thinking About Graduate and Professional School


Making a Successful Transition from College to Career: Time for a Reality Check
For many seniors, the time leading up to college graduation and the start of a first job is often chaotic and stressful. You are trying to complete your college career without too much of a senioritis meltdown while dealing with the demands of job-hunting, interviewing, and facing the reality of the end of schooling (at least for the foreseeable future).

Read more:

Making the Transition from College to the Workplace

You've landed the job offer and are about to arrive at work for your first day. One thing is certain; you're absolutely excited about this new opportunity and the beginning of your career! But, you're not sure whether you have the schooling in the skills you need to navigate the terrain of your new world: the workplace of the 21st century. You're also feeling that the decisions you must make in your climb to the top are not going to always be obvious. Well, so far you are correct on both points.

Read more:

Communicating in the Culturally Diverse Workplace

The face of the workplace is changing: More women, more ethnic minorities, and more immigrants are entering the work force. As a result, the workplace is increasingly multicultural. Now, think about what you’ve read about today’s job market: Employers look for job candidates who have good communication and interpersonal skills and are team players. Those skills are increasingly important as the American work force expands to include a wide variety of cultures.

Read more:

Is it too early to think about graduate or professional school? Absolutely not! Many career interests carry a graduate or professional degree as an entrance requirement.

Develop a short and long term education plan. If you are unsure about the education needed for your intended career, take the time to access this information. You might decide to change your mind about your long range plan, but at least you will be making an informed decision.

Remember, advanced degrees offer Ventures Scholars the opportunity for continued career advancement and the potential to earn a higher salary.

The Ventures Scholars Program is developing a consortium of graduate and professional schools that are eager to share information about career pathways for Ventures Scholars interested in math- or science-based career. Consider speaking with graduate or professional school personnel or our professional association representatives to learn about requirements for specific programs.

Frequently Asked Questions For High School Students Interested in Medical School
How do I become a doctor? Isn't there a way to go into medical school right after high school? What should I pick for a major when I go to college? Are there certain courses I should take in high school or college. 

Read more:



courtesy of Stony Brook University
© 2006 Ventures In Education, Inc.