Thinking about applying to graduate school? Wondering how to get started – and how in the world to write a personal statement that reflects your goals and experience? The UW Graduate School is offering a two-credit course in autumn quarter on Preparing for Graduate Education.
Students will learn how to craft an effective application package for graduate school, including how to:
- Write a personal statement that best represents you
- Create a winning resume/CV
- Ask for great letters of recommendation
- Work on research
- Work with faculty
- Understand graduate school coursework
The 10-week course is designed for sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing graduate education.
The course, GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education, is offered on Fridays from 1:30 to 3:20 p.m. in Paccar Hall, room 291. The course number is SLN 21764. Space is limited. Questions? Contact Katy DeRosier at email@example.com.
“I think my biggest concern was GPA and test scores. I thought that was the greater portion of the graduate application, but I learned it's actually the other 80 percent that counts, such as personal statement, letters of recommendation, experience and CVs. The class gave me a lot more confidence in the graduate application process, applying for graduate school and setting high goals and standards for myself.”
- Karina Marie Rivera, former grad school prep student