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Graduate or Professional School

Embarking on Your Graduate School Journey

Career Development is here to provide invaluable support throughout the application and interview process for graduate or professional school.

Preparing for graduate school involves several essential steps, and Career Development can assist you with:

  • Crafting a compelling curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
  • Polishing your interview skills to make a lasting impression
  • Reviewing your personal statement for utmost impact

Before you apply, consider asking yourself some crucial questions:

  • Are your career goals aligned with pursuing an advanced degree?
  • Can you articulate your personal and professional motivations for attending graduate school?
  • Does your undergraduate academic record showcase your readiness for graduate-level coursework?
  • Are you prepared to take on the financial commitments associated with furthering your education?
  • Are you ready for the intensive course load and elevated academic rigor that come with graduate studies?

Securing a Competitive Edge: 

As the admissions process for graduate or professional school can be highly competitive, we encourage you to focus on key areas during your time at WVU Tech to bolster your candidacy:

  • Maintain an exemplary GPA to showcase your academic prowess
  • Engage in undergraduate research to demonstrate your dedication to learning
  • Participate in experiential learning opportunities, such as internships, co-ops, or study abroad experiences, to broaden your skill set
  • Active involvement on campus through clubs, organizations, and community engagement highlights your leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Joining professional organizations displays your commitment to your field
  • Cultivate strong relationships with faculty and university personnel to secure impactful letters of recommendation

By following these guidelines and utilizing the resources offered by Career Development, you will be well-prepared to embark on your graduate school journey with confidence and a competitive edge, positioning yourself for success in your future academic and professional pursuits.

Online Resources

          Peterson's Guide to Potential Graduate Schools

Purdue Owl: Writing the Personal Statement 

WVU Graduate Programs

Graduate Exam Prep Materials - WVU Tech Library 

Learning Express 

Application Process

Plan early! Applying to graduate school is a multi-stage process that takes a great deal of time and planning. To increase your likelihood of being accepted, you need to start at least a year in advance to identify program specific deadlines, complete admittance exams and compile your application packet.

How to Print/View Unofficial Transcripts

Current students may view their unofficial transcripts within STAR after  logging into the WVU Portal. 

Click on Student Services and Housing, then Student Records, and then Academic Transcript. Please note this unofficial transcript is not available while grades are being processed. Once grades are available, the link will become visible again