Graduate School & Alternatives

Video: USC School of Social Work

About 30% of UCSB undergraduates enroll in graduate school within a year of earning their bachelor’s degree, and another 10% enroll at some time later. Many of those students tell us that they pursue an advanced degree in order to be eligible for specific occupations.

Whether a student is planning to earn a graduate degree in law, medicine, social work, botany, or pharmacology, Career Services can help by offering:

  • Individual appointments - Discuss the application process and ask any questions about gap year strategies and more
  • Quarterly Applying to Graduate School workshops - Look at the "Events" tab on Handshake to see when the next one is
  • Statement of Purpose critiques - Be sure you are presenting your best self in your application
  • Admissions panels - Learn what admissions committees look for in an application

In November, attend Graduate and Professional School Day in front of Career Services to learn about 100+ programs across the nation! 


Inside Higher Ed's GradHacker blog had this grad school insight to offer on August 19, 2014...