Temple University Career Grad School Week has kicked off and with it comes a variety of events tailored to help students to apply for graduate school and their future careers.
The Temple University Career Center provides all Temple students and alumni with a full range of services to optimize their future career. This week, it is hosting “Grad School Week.”
“I found it would be really helpful for me, because I am in the process of applying for graduate schools. I think this event will prepare me better for my GRE test and drafting a good personal statement,” Senior Accounting Major student Junying Lu said. She also said that she is most interested in the personal statement and GRE training because those are two parts with which she is struggling.
“I have heard of ‘Grad School Week’ and I think it is a great opportunity for students to get to further education. And [in the] 21st century, having more than just a bachelor’s degree is very important. So I think it is a great opportunity,“ said Senior Accounting Major student, Chris Cappelli.
Grad School Week will provide students with many services. This event is not only for students who will soon face graduation, but also for all students who might be thinking about their future career. Senior Career Coach Mark Kaloko talked to Temple Update about the week:
“It is really an excellent event series. For [the] longest time, we always had events for students who want to go into first time employment, but we really wanna make sure we have a series that is all for students who are interested in going to graduate school,” Kaloko said.
Mr. Kaloko also said that this is the fifth year for the event. They have different workshops for all students who are interested in going to graduate school, whether be law, medicine, business or education.
“For this particular series, we are going to have workshop on ‘how you actually prepare to go to graduate school?’ ‘What kind of materials do you need?’ We are also going to have a section on personal statements, so ‘what kind of personal statement do you need for graduate school?’” Kaloko said.
On October 25th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, students had the opportunity to stop by Ritter Hall to learn what is required for admission into the graduate and professional school programs, and explore components of the application process.
On October 26th from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, students can stop by Ritter Hall for a Personal Statement Workshop, which will give the opportunity to learn tips and tricks that will help share a story to stand out from the rest of the applicant pool.
On October 27th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, students can stop by Ritter Hall for a GRE Strategy Session.
On October 31st from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, students can stop by Ritter Hall to learn about service programs and other learning opportunities to pursue after graduation.
On November 1st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, students can meet with representatives from the region’s top graduate programs at the Student Center, Room 200.