Help for grad school prep
Each year, hundreds of Queens seniors make the leap to continue their studies at the graduate level. Getting to that point isn't always easy, and Queens offers several tools to help students navigate the process. They include:
The Internships and Career Programs Office offers free test preparation workshops to help students do their best on exams including the GRE and MCAT, and also practice sessions for the LSAT, DAT and MCAT.
Workshops to help navigate the application process, also from Internships and Career Programs.
- "World of Work" class that most undergraduate students take explores programs of study that lend themselves to continued study at the graduate level.
"In the future, continuing to graduate school is going to be standard," says Bill Means, director of Queens Internships and Career Programs. "We're becoming a more information-based society instead of manufacturing, and competition for jobs is greater because we have a larger workforce. A graduate degree will mean more career options."
Students appear to be heeding his advice. In 2008, the most recent survey of Queens graduates showed a 15 percent increase over the prior year in the number enrolling in graduate schools, or 26 percent of the class of 2008.
Finally, don't forget that Queens offers advanced degrees in several fields including different MBAs, an MFA in Creative Writing, and master's degrees in Organization Development, Organizational and Strategic Communication, and different teaching and nursing degrees.