Career Services Graduate School
Career Services offers many opportunities to help you prepare for graduate and professional programs. If you are planning to go to graduate school immediately following graduation from Wabash, we suggest you start the process in your junior year.
For detailed guidance, download and read our comprehensive Job/Internship/Grad School Search Guide. Note that the application timing will depend on the specific type of graduate or professional school program.
To conduct an effective graduate school search, you will need:
- Reference Letters
- Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose/Letter of Intent
- Test preparation and scores
- Money for testing and application fees
- Writing samples or portfolio (depending on the type of program)
- A definite idea of why you want to go to graduate school and what you want to do with your graduate degree
- A Plan B (and C, D, …)
Career Services staff members are here to help you at any point in your graduate school search, and with any of the requirements listed above. You should also let us know what types of opportunities you’re seeking. The beauty of a small school is that we can give you individual assistance, and refer you to specific opportunities we hear of. If we know you, we can help you, if we don’t, we can’t.
Graduate School Services
Individual Graduate School Assistance
Our staff members are available to help you identify graduate programs in the area you’d like to study. We can help you with the testing process, application process, personal statements, and reference letter preparation. Stop by anytime to get this process started.
We offer testing preparation for the GMAT, LSAT and GRE tests through our office. We schedule practice tests or reviews at your convenience, both for groups and individuals. For a schedule of test prep workshops and practice tests, see the Handshake Calendar.
Graduate School On-Campus Information Sessions
Throughout the year, individual graduate programs will schedule informational meetings with interested students. These are usually rather informal events that allow you to meet admissions representatives and check out a number of different programs. An RSVP via Handshake is required to attend.
In conjunction with Scott Himsel, the Pre-Law Advisor, we offer an LSAT Bootcamp each spring, which allows you to prepare for the LSAT for a vastly reduced price (thanks to alumni donations) when compared with private prep programs.
The specific resources in WabashWorks of interest to students going to graduate school are the Alumni/Student Networking system (Mentor) and the Portfolio Creation System. The networking system allows you to connect with alumni for graduate school preparation advice. Participating alumni are identified by their graduate program and school. The Portfolio system provides you with lifetime access to samples of your work, statement of purpose, etc. The system helps you create and distribute a professional portfolio.
Pre-Health and Medical School Advising
Jill Rogers, our Pre-Health Advisor, offers a full range of counseling, test preparation, alumni connections and application assistance to students interested in applying to Medical, Dental, Optometry, Physical Therapy, etc. schools. Jill offers pre-MCAT testing as well. Contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or x6171.
School Site Visits/Graduate School Fairs
Based on student feedback, we select one or two graduate schools to visit each year. Our visits allow you to sit in on classes, and talk with professors, students, and admissions reps. Each fall, we take a group of students to the Indiana University Law School Day, to meet with representatives from over 100 national law schools. We also take a group to Purdue University for the Big 10+ Graduate School Expo, which allows students in science or math to connect with representatives from nationally ranked programs across the US.
Graduate School Resources
We have gathered, for your convenience, the web links for most types of graduate school programs on our Career Links page. Scroll toward the bottom of the page for this section. You will find test prep resources, information on school financing and personal statements, and Peterson’s, the premiere resource for identifying colleges with specific graduate programs by subject.
Print Resources (test prep)
We have a number of donated books and materials to help you prepare for entrance exams. The books are available for checkout.
Graduate School links
Guide to Affordable Online Masters Programs