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Applying to Graduate and Professional Studies Workshop – Part 1: What Do I Need to Know?

February 28, 2024 at 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM

Location:On campus, see mySuccess for location details.

Who this is for: Current Carleton University students and alumni
What you will get out of it: Learn how to get organized before applying to graduate school or professional programs.

Thinking about graduate school or professional programs? Getting ready to apply? Not sure where to start? Career Services is here to help! This session is open to both current students and alumni regardless of your career goals and where you are at in the exploration or application process.

During this workshop, you will learn about:

  • Things to consider before applying to graduate school or professional programs
  • How to research/compare schools and requirements
  • Key timelines for applying (hint: it’s earlier than people think!)
  • How to decide which offer to accept when there are multiple offers
  • How Career Services can help you with the consideration of graduate schools or professional programs

What to expect:

This in-person workshop will consist of a PowerPoint presentation, interactive polls, discussion activities, and handouts that will be shared during the event. Digital handouts will be made available if necessary.

How to prepare:

  • You do not have to have a formalized career goal to attend.
  • Bring a pen and an electronic device with internet access to participate in some of the discussion activities.
  • In addition to the Part 1 workshop, consider registering for Applying to Graduate and Professional Studies Workshop – Part 2: Application Documents, taking place on Wednesday, March 6, 10:15am-12:15 pm. This session will cover writing a high-quality personal statement, the differences between a CV and resume and when to use either one appropriately, securing the right professional and academic references, and preparing for standardized tests. Please note that you can attend one or both sessions depending on your needs and schedule.

If you require accommodations for a disability in order to attend this workshop, please contact Career Services at

Please visit the mySuccess Co-op and Career Workshops and Events calendar to register.