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Other Things to Consider

So you have narrowed your search down to just a few institutions.  In the midst of all the stress and excitement, it is important to not forget to take a step back from the whole process and look at the institution objectively.  Aside from just the academic programs and research facilities, would you even enjoy attending an institution in a major city?  How about the cost?  Do they offer well-compensated graduate assistantships?  Is there a political climate on campus that clashes with your beliefs and values?  Often overlooked, these are some factors that may seem inconsequential now, but may cause you to leave the institution a few months into your studies when they become overbearing.  Below is a list of things to consider when making your final decision on furthering your education.


Things to Consider:

Location: Area of the Country
City/Suburbs/Rural
Climate
Ethos/Mission: Political Activism
Liberal/Conservative
Areas of Study: Program Availability
Flexibility in Changing Focus
Friends and Family: Far/Close to Home
Adequate Transportation
Faculty: Accessibility
Credentials
Niche
Hirability: Companies that Hire from Institution
Local/National Companies
Salaries/Compensation
Alumni: Typical Work from Graduates
Educational Satisfaction
Costs: Cost of Living
Types of Financial Aid Available
Graduate Assistantships
Work-Study Programs

          
This is not an exhaustive list.  It's purpose is to prompt additional thinking when deciding on a graduate school.  If there is another general question we have not addressed, please feel free contact the Career Development Center at 724.847.6572 or cardev@geneva.edu.  For more specific questions or concerns, contact the particular institution for guidance. 
              

              


 

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Upcoming Events
Apr23
Chapel
Geneva chaplain Rutledge Etheridge
Metheny Fieldhouse 10:10 a.m.

Apr23
Networking & Etiquette Dinner
Presidents Dining Room 5:00 p.m.

SUMMER CLASSES
Advance your degree through May@Geneva
Running May 12 through June 6, May term offers key courses as well as electives and travel options.
COMMUNITY
Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.
ALUMNI
Celebration Weekend for the classes of ’54 and ’64
Special events for 50- and 60-year alumni are planned to coincide with Commencement.
ARTS & CULTURE
Geneva Reading Series IV: "A New, New Hope"
The final event in the series for the 2013-14 academic year will be on Apr. 23 at 7 p.m.
ARTS & CULTURE
Symphonic Band to present Spring Concert
The 68-member ensemble will perform on Apr. 26 at 7:30 p.m.