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Graduate Education Week

April 2, 3, & 4, 2019

A graduate degree can help optimize your career opportunities and achieve future success.

PLU Office of Graduate Admission and Alumni & Student Connections are pleased to present Graduate Education Week for 2019 to explore the value of graduate education for developing successful careers. Career panels will be held at 6 p.m. and lunch workshops from 12 to 1 p.m. on April 2, 3 and 4, Tuesday to Thursday. Come join us to explore your goals and consider your next steps. Lunch and evening refreshments will be provided.

The event is open to all PLU students, staff, alumni, and the public.  Admission Free. Continue below for details on the sessions being offered this year.

Registration:

  • For current students, please RSVP by logging into the Opportunities Board and select ‘Workshops’ under “Events” on the main menu.
  • For staff and alumni, please fill out the online RSVP form.

Questions? Contact Graduate Admission at gradadmission@plu.edu or 253-535-8570.

For current students, please RSVP on the Opportunities Board, select “Workshops” under “Events”.

For staff, alumni, and the public, please fill out the online RSVP form.

Career Panels - What to Study?

Explore career pathways in business, education, and health services, learn how a graduate degree will enhance career prospects and optimize opportunities. Hear inspiring stories from PLU alumni panelists. Network with these professionals and others to learn about their career experiences.  All panels are held in the Scandinavian Cultural Center, AUC. Refreshments provided.

Room: Scandinavian Cultural Center, AUC
Join us for a Q&A panel from PLU alumni industry professionals to gain first hand insight into the business field. Additionally, hear how their graduate education played a role in their career development. There will also be a time at the end to network with the panelists and other attendees.

Room: Scandinavian Cultural Center, AUC
Join us for a Q&A panel from PLU alumni industry professionals to gain first hand insight into the education field. Additionally, hear how their graduate education played a role in their career development. There will also be a time at the end to network with the panelists and other attendees.

Room: Scandinavian Cultural Center, AUC
Join us for a Q&A panel from PLU alumni industry professionals to gain first hand insight into the health services field. Additionally, hear how their graduate education played a role in their career development. There will also be a time at the end to network with the panelists and other attendees.

Practical Workshops - How to Start?

Learn about tools and strategies for applying to graduate school and how to improve your resume, personal statements, and recommendations. Speakers include members from PLU’s Alumni & Student Connections. All workshops are held in AUC Room 201. Lunch provided. Due to limited space, registration is required.

AUC Room 201
Learn about the art of resume writing! You’ll learn how to build a resume, tailor it to the specific program, and highlight your education and experience.

AUC Room 201
In this session we will work to identify 3 references who could provide strong letters of recommendation for your application. You’ll learn what information to provide to your reference and what to do after the letter of recommendation has been submitted.

AUC Room 201
After attending this session, you will walk away with the tools and strategies for crafting a strong and competitive personal statement for graduate school. Join us and learn about what to include and how to structure this essential application material.

Graduate Education Week Schedule

Date & TimeLocationEvent
Tuesday April 2,
12 -1 p.m.
AUC Room 201Resume Writing for Graduate School
(Lunch provided)
Tuesday April 2,
6 p.m.
AUC Scandinavian Cultural CenterEducation Alumni Panel and Networking
(Refreshments provided)
Wednesday April 3,
12 -1 p.m.
AUC Room 201Letters of Recommendation: Who and How to Ask
(Lunch provided)
Wednesday April 3,
6 p.m.
AUC Scandinavian Cultural CenterEducation Alumni Panel and Networking
(Refreshments provided)
Thursday April 4,
12 -1 p.m.
AUC Room 201Crafting Your Grad School Personal Statement
(Lunch provided)
Thursday April 4,
6 p.m.
AUC Scandinavian Cultural CenterHealth Services Alumni Panel and Networking
(Refreshments provided)