Are you interested in or considering graduate school?

The Illinois State University Career Center is hosting several programs during the fall 2014 semester to assist students and alumni who are considering or planning on attending graduate school.

A Graduate School Series of workshops is being held every Wednesday from August 27 through October 1 to assist students with the admission application and testing process. The Graduate School Series of workshops provides insight into what one should consider when looking into graduate school, as well as tips for taking the GRE (Graduate Record Exam).

Workshop sessions include:

The sessions are held at the Career Center in 110P Student Services Building. Many of the workshops are hosted by nationally accredited Princeton Review and will help attendees achieve the best score possible on the GRE.

Most of the series sessions are free. However, the Math Bootcamp, Verbal & Analytical Writing Tips on September 20 has a small fee of $50 to cover the Princeton Review instruction. Participants can choose to attend an individual session or all of them. Preregistration is required and is available at

“One of the goals of Illinois State’s Career Center is to assist students with their career and educational goals,” said Maureen Roach, Career Center senior assistant director. “The Graduate School Series educates students about graduate school so they have what they need to make a well-informed decision about additional learning and if graduate school is for them.

“Students can also visit the Career Center for additional advice and support from a professional career advisor anytime during their decision process. After all, when students consider graduate school they’re not just making an educational choice, they’re making a significant investment in their future. And we’re here to help,” Roach added.

For special accommodations, please contact the Career Center at (309) 438-2200.