Graduate School Information

Does graduate school make sense for me?


It may well be that the career you want to pursue requires a graduate degree. But the question you need to ask yourself is, "Does graduate school make sense for me?" The Career Center specializes in offering advice and guidance to SMC students about this very important question.


To help you explore how graduate school might fit into your future profession plans the following activities are provided during the academic year:

  • Individualized counseling appointments tailored to your particular graduate school program

  • Graduate School Information Nights in the Fall (September) and Spring (February)

  • A Graduate School Information Faire in October of every school year

  • LSAT, GRE, and GMAT prep courses are offered on the SMC campus each semester.  Generally Br. Glenn has been able to secure a 40% discount option with The Princeton Review on these test prep programs

Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

  • Whether or not to go to graduate school

  • When to attend graduate school (immediately after SMC or down the road)

  • How best to prepare your collegiate experiences (grades, research, internships, experiences, etc.) for the best shot at acceptance

  • How to successfully manage the application process

  • How to finance a graduate degree

  • Personal statement evaluations

  • Study abroad programs in your field of study

Br. Glenn Bolton, FSC serves as the Career Center’s Graduate School Advisor. He provides counseling to students interested in pursuing graduate degrees (MA, MAT, MS, MEd, MFA, PhD, EdD, JD, MD, etc.)  
Appointments with Br. Glenn can be made by calling (925) 631-4600.