Cal Poly Career Services released its Graduate Status Report (GSR) for the class of 2016 this past week. The report summarizes a survey meant to gauge the success of Cal Poly graduates. The GSR includes information such as median starting income for each college and major where graduates end up working, whether students went on […]
Going to graduate school is not a simple decision to make.
Elyse Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org Every student will face a time in their college career when they must decide if a bachelor’s degree is enough to propel them to where they want to be in life. Taking advantage of Career Fairs and Career Services is helpful for that decision, Director of Career Services Martin Shibata said. Counselors are […]
Holly Dickson email@example.com After 13 years of K-12 education and at least four more of college, graduate school isn’t always the top choice for students right after graduation. But for some it seems like a more viable option than traveling, getting a temporary job or searching for a way into their career field. Graduate school […]
Every college student faces the same decision: What to do after graduation. Graduates might choose to continue their education, get further real-world experience, go straight for their first job or even take some time off. Career Services program coordinator and career counselor for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design Carol Moore said students should […]
As Cal Poly students bring their undergraduate college careers to a close, the question that seems to come up time and time again is “What’s next?”
Having milked the teat that is your parent’s college savings almost completely dry after four (ha, yeah right!), five or six years, you will finally graduate this fall, winter or spring. And while our abundant and plentiful job market awaits you, the idea of remaining in the cozy cocoon of academia a couple years longer sounds tempting.
Is GPA the most important thing, or are other factors taken into consideration that possibly outweigh that number? I’m sure I’m not the only one concerned about GPA, but not to fear, it isn’t the only aspect reviewed by admissions staff.
Graduate school can offer advancements later in a career while an immediate job offers experience, something many employers look for in a potential employee. What’s the better option?