The Grad Series sessions are designed to address over arching questions or concerns about applying to graduate schools.
There was a grad school event in the past but the series has since been reformatted to allow more times and opportunities for attendance.
“The Women’s Center was the founder of an event in the past called Grad School Forum. We took that idea and expanded on it to get more detailed information to students,” said Katie Stone, director of graduate recruiting and coordinator of Grad Series events.
With three out of five events already done, “Grad School 101,” “Funding Grad School” and “Graduate School Panel,” the last two events will cover what is left in the application process. The first is “Writing to get into Graduate School” and the final event for this semester is the Graduate School Fair.
“Although we are experts on Boise State’s graduate programs, there is a lot of information that caters to all students interested in grad school,” Stone said.
This series may be helpful to outgoing seniors and juniors at Boise State but there is a way that this series can benefit freshmen and sophomores as well.
“One of the ways this series benefits undergraduate students is by creating an awareness of great resources,” Stone said.
It makes the daunting task a manageable one when students are aware that they don’t have to tackle grad school applications alone.
With grad school counseling as an option, students at Boise State could start working towards building a great resume and application materials as early as freshman year.
Already this year, with three sessions already over, there has been an increase in students asking how to access resources posted online.
“It is great that students are looking into online resources because there are more programs than people are aware of at Boise State at both the Master’s and Ph.D. levels,” Stone said.
Throughout the series it has been noticed that there is a substantial amount of community involvement and interest.
The curiosity isn’t just coming from campus but from people out in the workforce looking into receiving and enrolling in higher levels of education.
“There will be the same Grad Series in the spring semester, some of the topics might change but the general talks, like Grad School 101 will stay on the calendar for spring,” Stone said.
For more information about the Grad Series events contact Katie Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the link to the Graduate College website: graduatecollege.boisestate.edu.