Graduate School Assistance

The Career Development Center offers much support to students and alumni with questions and needs around further education beyond an undergraduate degree. Aside from the publications listed here with more detailed information, as well as programs listed under the Events Calendar, noted below are a variety of additional resources. For help with researching programs, preparing for an interview, or just talking through interests and concerns about graduate study and careers, contact either June Dressler or Brian O’Driscoll. For writing assistance with completing personal statements, resumes, and other parts of applications, contact Brian O’Driscoll.

Workshops and Programs

Look for these and others on the Events Calendar.

  • The Real Scoop on Grad School
  • Preparing for the GRE and other Standardized Tests
  • Writing an Effective Personal Statement

Reference Materials

Popular resources include: Don Asher's Graduate Admissions Essays, The Guide to American Graduate Schools by Harold Doughty and So You Want to Be a Lawyer, published by the Law School Admission Council.

Graduate School Reimbursement Fund

Limited funds are available to Pacific University students and alumni in the process of applying to graduate school or professional programs. Up to $150 can be reimbursed for application fees, admission test fees, or study guide/prep material. Schedule an appointment at careerdc@pacificu.edu to discuss the application process with your career advisor.

Tools and Technology

We have a typewriter (see dictionary as needed!) on hand for those dreaded application forms, GRE and other such practice tests, and PCs and software for your use.