Because the classes students take can only prepare them to a certain extent for life after college, Pacific and universities have scheduled events, lectures, panels and more so that students can have a few examples of what to expect after they graduate.
Some students continue their academic career further than just the four years of a bachelor’s degree. For those students, Pacific’s Career Development Center recently held a workshop for students who plan to continue their education with graduate school. The workshop, which was taught by Assistant Professor of Math and Computer Science Chris Lane, was meant to help not only current Pacific students but alumni as well. The workshop focused on teaching attendees how to prepare for in graduate school curriculum, more specifically the usage of quantitative reasoning, verbal reasoning and analytical writing.
For Pacific students who are looking for more specific information about the graduate school experience, there is another upcoming panel in which their questions can be answered.
On Oct. 11, Concordia University will host their annual Social Work Information Session. Students of Pacific, Concordia University and University of Portland are encouraged to attend for an opportunity to ask questions of actual graduate program representatives from Walla Walla University, Eastern Washington University, Portland State University and University of Washington. Panelists will not only be discussing the strengths of their program, but also how it will prepare students for the current job market. Questions will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.