About Graduate and Professional School
Making a Successful Transition from College
to Career: Time for a Reality Check
For many seniors, the time leading up to college graduation
and the start of a first job is often chaotic and stressful.
You are trying to complete your college career without
too much of a senioritis meltdown while dealing with
the demands of job-hunting, interviewing, and facing
the reality of the end of schooling (at least for the
Making the Transition from College to the Workplace
You've landed the job offer and are about to arrive at
work for your first day. One thing is certain; you're
absolutely excited about this new opportunity and the
beginning of your career! But, you're not sure whether
you have the schooling in the skills you need to navigate
the terrain of your new world: the workplace of the 21st
century. You're also feeling that the decisions you must
make in your climb to the top are not going to always
be obvious. Well, so far you are correct on both points.
Communicating in the Culturally Diverse Workplace
The face of the workplace is changing: More women, more
ethnic minorities, and more immigrants are entering the
work force. As a result, the workplace is increasingly
multicultural. Now, think about what you’ve read
about today’s job market: Employers look for job
candidates who have good communication and interpersonal
skills and are team players. Those skills are increasingly
important as the American work force expands to include
a wide variety of cultures.
GRADUATE/ PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL
Is it too early to think about graduate or professional
school? Absolutely not! Many career interests carry a
graduate or professional degree as an entrance requirement.
Develop a short and long term education plan. If you
are unsure about the education needed for your intended
career, take the time to access this information. You
might decide to change your mind about your long range
plan, but at least you will be making an informed decision.
Remember, advanced degrees offer Ventures Scholars
the opportunity for continued career advancement and
the potential to earn a higher salary.
The Ventures Scholars Program is developing a consortium
of graduate and professional schools that are eager
to share information about career pathways for Ventures
Scholars interested in math- or science-based career.
Consider speaking with graduate or professional school
personnel or our professional association representatives
to learn about requirements for specific programs.
Frequently Asked Questions For High School
Students Interested in Medical School
How do I become a doctor? Isn't there a way to go into
medical school right after high school? What should
I pick for a major when I go to college? Are there certain
courses I should take in high school or college.