Graduate/Professional study can be stimulating, challenging, defining and provide some exciting opportunities that will take you to the next stage of your intended career. Just be sure it is right for you. We can help you make that decision.
The majority of Bryn Mawr alumnae/i in graduate or professional school study arts and sciences, law, medicine, education and business. Over a 10 year period, more than 20% of a graduating class attend graduate or professional school post- graduation. Within 5 years of graduation, over 60% plan to attend graduate or professional school.
Is Graduate School Right For Me?
An important consideration is whether you are ready for the intensity of the graduate school experience. If the thought of more tests, papers and less free time is unappealing at the present time, don't hesitate to take time to focus on something other than studies. Taking time to explore who you are away from the academic setting may provide insight into your future goals.
Once you are confident you are ready for graduate training, keep in mind that timing is of the essence. Identify the best time to seek that degree. For example some fields may require a few years work experience before beginning your studies. In many cases previous career experience may make you a more attractive candidate to employers once you complete the degree.