Grad Programs: Frequently Asked Questions

Black male professor teaching class in Gies College of Business.Frequently Asked Questions About Graduate Programs At Gies

What should I put in my personal statement?

Be honest, tell your story in a concise way, and explain your motivation for why this degree program makes sense for you. Also, make sure you are addressing each school’s specific requests for the document. We often have students who are waiting to submit while they focus on getting their essay “just right”. Don’t stress!  We are just looking to learn more about you and your goals. Once you have put your thoughts together, just proofread and submit!

Is graduate school right for me now?

This can be a challenging question. What are your career goals right now? Are you looking to specialize in a specific field? Gain an edge entering the job market? Then maybe it is right for you now. There are numerous programs at Gies that can help you advance in a variety of business fields. On the other hand, there can be a lot of benefits for your future in getting in more work experiences before deciding on a graduate program. You can have a better sense of where your passions lie, and where you want to go. The variety and flexibility of the graduate programs at Gies can benefit you at whatever point you want to make that leap.

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