Graduate School Preparation

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Graduation Day

Support for your next step.

If you’re preparing to apply to graduate or professional school, know that CSTEP is your source of support. We will help you during all phases of the application process: as you write and edit your personal statement, secure letters of recommendation and submit your applications. Here are some of the key ways in which we support our students.

Workshops & Panels

CSTEP hosts workshops, panels and research luncheons to help you navigate the graduate and professional school admissions process. Previous sections have focused on letters of recommendation, how to research and choose graduate schools, various admissions topics, writing personal statements and identifying funding opportunities. Panels have included graduate students who provide insight into the graduate school experience.

Personal Statement Review

CSTEP staff provides students with personal statement reviews for graduate or professional school and internships. Let us help you to have the best personal statement possible with a one-on-one consultation. To make an appointment, visit Career Connector via First Hand and select a CSTEP staff member according to their hours of availability. For advice on how to craft a personal statement, visit the Office of Fellowships & Scholarships website.