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?" Career & Professional Development Services 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 (January)

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

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 draw up your list of graduate schools to apply

  • How to successfully manage the application process

  • How to tailor your resume or CV for your application

  • How to finance a graduate degree

  • Personal Statement and Statement of Purpose evaluations

  • Study abroad programs in your field of study

Br. Glenn Bolton, FSC serves as the Career & Professional Development Services 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.