Graduate School Advising

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?"
Bro Glenn

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

  • Individualized strategy appointments tailored to your particular graduate school program, call 925-631-4600.

  • Graduate School Information Nights in the Fall (September) and Spring (February), check events calendar.

  • A Graduate School Information Fair in October of every school year, check events calendar.

  • LSAT, GRE, and GMAT prep courses are typically not offered on the SMC campus. However, Br. Glenn can assist you in finding a test prep organization.

  • For information specific to the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) visit their career homepage.

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

  • LSAT prep program options and discounts on LSAT exams

  • Which schools to apply to

Saint Mary's College
Saint Mary's College

Pre-Law Advising:

A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree can lead to a wide range of law-related careers and can open doors to careers in government, business, higher education, communications, and numerous other fields. The possibility of effecting social change, setting legal precedent, and defending basic human rights attracts many who are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of people they serve. 

Br. Glenn also moderates the CDC Pre-Law Advising Organization that meets regularly throughout the academic year.

Pre-med and Pre-health advising is available for all SMC students interested in medical school and and health professional programs.

Pre-health students include all students who intend to pursue the fields of medicine, dentristry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and podiatric medicine. Additional graduate programs and certificate programs include: physician assistant, genetic counseling, radiography, nuclear medicine, sonography, nuclear medicine, and laboratory technology.