From the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability:
Wondering if graduate school is the best path for you? At the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability, we’ve developed the Explore Graduate School hub that can help guide you on your journey. From the starting point of considering graduate school, all the way through to your final destination, you’ll find practical advice, useful strategies, and insights that shed a light on the road ahead.
As you consider your future, take time to discover and pursue your best options. If you do choose to pursue an advanced degree (in any number of disciplines), we hope that our Explore Grad School hub provides a navigational tool—a kind of GPS—that prepares you for success every step of the way.
Here are some of the resources that you’ll find in our Explore Grad School hub:
FIND THE RIGHT MATCH
Gives you insights on how to investigate, preview, and select programs—and determine your degree options at each. You’ll also find advice on how to maximize your experiences, find a mentor, and explore the differences between careers in academia vs. industry.
Offers advice on how to make the most of your academics and how to develop relationships along the way—along with tips on how to get involved and gain experience.
STEPS TO GRAD SCHOOL
Outlines the different pathways for undergrads and for professionals returning to school.
BECOME A STRONG APPLICANT
Encourages you to put your best foot forward by demonstrating your research potential and academic strengths, and takes you beyond the “research and discovery” process to advise you on how to build your networks.
APPLICATION: WHAT DO I NEED
Breaks down the materials you will need to gather or produce, including academic and personal statements, letters of recommendation, résumés, and more. Tips for writing an Environmental Résumé.
PAYING FOR GRAD SCHOOL
Offers suggestions on how—and where—to apply for internal and external funding, as well as university support.
GRADUATE SCHOOL MYTHS
Dispels common misconceptions about grad school that might be causing some (unnecessary) concern.