Geneva College

 

 

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. 
              

              


 

Point of Excellence

Geneva offers a semester-long program at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center which combines seminar courses and internships in various segments of the film industry.

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Upcoming Events
Oct26
Reformation Day Service
Metheney Fieldhouse 6:30 p.m.

Nov01
Geneva Alumni & Friends visit "Annie" at The Benedum
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh 2:00 p.m.

STUDENTS
Geneva partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing
New program provides students a cost effective and sustainable alternative to car ownership on campus.
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
Branches on campus
The Christian indie/folk band is kicking off the Three Past Three program on October 23.
COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.