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Plan for graduate or professional school

Will your career path require graduate or professional school?

Career and Professional Development provides advising and resources for Virginia Tech students considering graduate or professional school as a step in your journey toward your career goals. Starting with your first year in college, as you explore career options, you may know or discover career paths that require graduate or professional school in your future.

Ask yourself important questions to decide whether and when to go.

Lobby of Smith Career Center where students arrived for Career Outfitters

Pre-professional advising for health professions, law, education.

Grad / professional school fairs: VT-hosted, other locations, virtual.

Grad / prof school as first destination after a bachelor's degree.

Sources to find schools and programs and prep for admission exams.

Learn about writing personal statements that are often required.