I could use 10-15 minutes' debrief to help someone with their Grad School resume submission.
Following onto the other's responses, I would reach out to the admin officers, the program's professors that they are applying for and alumni of the various programs that are on the short list for applications. That is what I see here as the 'secret sauce' for graduate studies applications. The better the compensation packages at the university, the higher the competition. Also, it is important that the candidate understands the research objectives of the subject matter experts that they are engaging with. Those grant $$ are dependent on a cohesive relationship with the research teams.
Thinking about our academic members who may be able to guide you Heather
Julian Dalzell or Linda Adlof, Katie Kross, or Christene Kimmel can you help with this question?
I did a quick search so others may be out there.
Happy to help if you can clarify what specifically you are looking for? What Graduate schools look for? How to prepare a resume for Grad School? Do you need references and if so who? I can give some insight but bear in mind it is only based on one School. As someone who has provided multiple references I do see what a number of schools ask of a referee. Most of these were MBA programs
Thanks, Julian. Helping someone else apply to masters program, in psych/ sociology. Curious how long the grad school resume typically is (the version he sent to me was way too long, I THINK). Any pointers "from the inside" would be appreciated. Understood it will be a single data point
The longer the better--he or she will need all of the citations for the papers that they've written. This is more like a CV, not a resume.
The real secret is in the quality of the essay, and recommendation letters, and whether they all have the same story. If there are any inconsistencies, they are out.
Also, the psy grad student should already know which professor she or he wants to work for.
This is not my area of expertise, but I could pass it to someone here who does review these applications. I would concur from what I know that answers may be somewhat school specific. I would probably pick up the phone and call and talk to the school about what specifics they want to see in the grad school submissions. If you want to be in business college, you might call that college rather than the graduate school office--or call both. Same for engineering, arts and sciences, etc. I would call the specific department and ask to talk to a professor or associate dean (this may work better in smaller schools.) For me, whether they are willing to talk to you might also determine whether you want to choose that school. Just my observation. I am in charge of executive and professional development; non-degree programs. Linda
Thanks, Linda – I am sure that will help ☺
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