November 5 – Virtual Grad School Fair (Register Now!)

Learn about Professional & Graduate Schools in a ‘live’ event… virtual_grad_fair

NOV. 5 (Tue)   8 AM – 6 PM

Interact with Admissions reps and save time!   Schools are from across multiple disciplines & institutions (see partial list below).  A Virtual Fair Tutorial is available on how to use the Virtual Fair system and the Live Chat feature.

*Register for this free event at
(Option to upload your resume prior to the event, but not required to participate)

32 Schools so far. More being added…

Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching
Boston College Law School
Boston U. College of Communication
Boston U. School of Law
California School of Professional Psychology
California University of Pennsylvania – Many disciplines
Cardozo School of Law
Carnegie Mellon University – Civil & Environmental Engineering
Columbia U. – Oral History Master of Arts
Cornell U. – Graduate School of Management
Cornell U. – Systems Engineering
Hofstra U. – Many disciplines
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Sciences – Social Work
McGill U. – Many disciplines
MCPHS U. (formerly Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences) – Health and post-bac
New York Institute of Technology – Many disciplines
NYU – Arts & Science
Northeastern U. School of Law
Purdue U. – Many disciplines
Quinnipiac U.- Law
Seton Hall – Law
St. John’s – Law
SUNY Buffalo State – Many disciplines
Robert Day School at Claremont McKenna – Finance
U. Alabama – Many disciplines
U. Chicago – Urban Teacher Education Program -Bio/Life Sci., Educ, Math
U. of Tampa – Business, Education, Art
Virginia Tech – Many disciplines
Washington U. in St. Louis Biology & Biomedical Sciences
West Virginia University – Integrated Marketing Communications
Willamette – Early Career MBA

Interested in Diversity & Social Justice? Check Out Harvard Divinity School Seminar

education-150x150Interested in a career relating to issues of diversity and social justice?  Sign up to attend a three-day expenses paid introduction to the graduate program offerings at Harvard Divinity School.

The program, Diversity and Explorations Program or Div-Ex, runs from Nov. 5 to Nov. 7 at the HDS campus in Boston. Applications for the program are due Sept. 16, and an online application is available on the HDS website.

HDS classes span religion, theology and ethics, studies that may be applicable to a wide variety of careers including a career in ministry.

The Div-Ex program will give undergraduate students a chance to attend HDS classes, network with the campus community, and ask specific questions about the HDS application and financial aid. There is also a faculty dinner, which will be hosted by Ahmed Ragab, professor of science and religion at HDS and a specialist in the medieval and modern Middle East.

Trends in Medical School Enrollment

M.Megill_2Interested in a career in medicine?  You’re in luck – according to a recent news release by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), U.S. medical schools are on track to increase enrollment 30 percent from 2002 to 2017, a goal that AAMC had called for in 2006 in order to meet the medical demands of aging baby-boomers.  AAMC has projected that there will be a shortage of 90,000 primary care and specialty doctors in the U.S. by 2020.

The news was not all positive, however, as federal funding for residency positions has remained stagnant.  According to AAMC President and CEO Darrell Kirch, this is a problem because students studying medicine are required to complete these training programs in order to become practicing physicians.  Congress’s failure to increase funding for residency programs has caused the enrollment increases at medical schools to have only limited effectiveness at increasing the number of practicing physicians.

Given the highly competitive nature of medical school admissions, how can you best prepare yourself for acceptance?  Check out these trends in medical school admissions for some helpful hints:

1. Medical schools are implementing holistic review

While medical schools traditionally relied on GPA and MCAT scores to evaluate applicants, new research that found MCAT scores highly correlated to test takers’ race, gender and socioeconomic background has caused schools to re-think the way they review applications.  Groups like the AAMC have promoted holistic review processes where applicants’ intellectual achievement, employment experience, personal background, community service and leadership qualities, among other intangibles, are evaluated as well.   According to a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, an early proponent of holistic review, saw its 2012 entering class GPA and MCAT scores rise to 3.66 and 33.62 from 3.57 and 31.68, while students underrepresented in medicine rose to 20% from 12%.

Take away: Get involved in community programs and volunteer groups that match with your interests, especially if they are relevant to your future career in medicine. Think about attending events run by Globemed, a student group that addresses global health inequity, becoming involved in Dartmouth’s Emergency Medical Services, or volunteering at events run by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical School in order to round out your classroom interests with relevant extracurricular programs.

2. “Early assurance” programs are expanding

Schools like Dartmouth, Georgetown, Northwestern and Tufts, offer undergraduate students a chance to apply to their affiliated medical schools as rising juniors.  The goal of such programs is to allow students a chance to broaden the scope of their college academic pursuits and avoid the substantial time and energy investment students usually make studying for the MCAT exam.  Dartmouth began offering an early assurance program to Geisel in 2012-2013 and extended admission to five members of the class of 2014 through the program.

Take away: If you are sure you want to pursue a career in medicine, check out Dartmouth and other programs that offer early assurance admission as a way to reduce stress during your senior year and avoid preparation for the MCAT exam.

3. More students are taking time off before medical school

80 percent of Dartmouth students take at least one year off before attending medical school, a percentage that pre-health advisor Sarah Berger said she expects to see grow in coming years. Some students pursue academic programs to help round out their medical school applications or gain further research and lab experience, while others take time off to pursue opportunities unrelated to medicine, Berger said.

Take away: If you know you want to attend medical school, think about whether it would be helpful to take a year or more off.  This time might contribute to stronger professional skills that you can list on your application, or it might help you narrow the focus of your medical studies.

Looking for further advice about pre-health academic advising? Visit Berger at the student advising offices located on the first floor of Baker-Berry library or her colleague, Lee Witters, at his office in the Life Sciences Center.  Career services can help you to navigate your search for off-term or post-graduate internships and fellowships related to health, but see Berger and Witters for specific MCAT test preparation practice or pre-health academic planning.


Topics Include:

The Law School Investment Equation

YALE LAW School Visit


International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), FELLOWSHIP/INTERNSHIP

New Hampshire Public Defender, Investigator INTERNSHIP

Juvenile Law Center, General Projects INTERNSHIP (PA)

Vera Institute of Justice, SPRING 2013 INTERNSHIP (DC)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legal INTERNSHIP (Boston)

Atlantic Legal Foundation, INTERNSHIP (NY)

Dartmouth Lawyers Association



1. The Law School Investment Equation – Presented by: Professor Jerry Organ, University of St. Thomas School of Law,  10/16 (Tue) @ 6 PM in Haldeman 031

Professor Organ will present information regarding the current realities in the employment market for law graduates and how those realities should reframe the way prospective law students think about whether to go to law school and where to consider going to law school.

*Please bring -the work you will be doing in groups will require you to have access to the internet.  R.S.V.P:

2. YALE LAW School Visit –  10/17 (WED) @ 3:30 PM in Collis 101


3. COLUMBIA LAW School Visit – 10/22 (MON) @ 5:30PM in Collis 101


4. International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI), FELLOWSHIP and INTERNSHIP.  Fellows and interns will provide analytical and writing support for IIPI attorneys and staff. Includeing conducting substantive legal research and assisting with the drafting of legal documents such as amicus briefs. They will also prepare speeches and presentations for an international audience and cooperate with intellectual property experts from around the country. Deadline: OCT 30, 2012.

5. New Hampshire Public Defender, Investigator INTERNSHIP (NH).  New Hampshire Public Defender seeks undergraduates in their junior or senior year and first-year law students or non-law graduate students for its investigator intern program. Interns conduct investigation for, and provide litigation support to, attorneys defending clients in criminal cases.

6. Juvenile Law Center,  General Projects INTERNSHIP(PA)  Program provides undergraduates with valuable work experience in the area of children’s rights and an opportunity to contribute to the organization’s work.. Applicants should be undergraduates with an interest in child advocacy, law, or policy.

7. Vera Institute of Justice, SPRING 2013 INTERNSHIP (DC)  The intern will provide research assistance and data collection on various justice and safety policies and practices. The intern will attend Capitol Hill hearings and briefings to analyze and report on the information presented.

8. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Legal INTERNSHIP (Boston)  Students primarily will work with Trial Attorneys engaged in litigation against employers for violations of Title VII, the ADEA and the ADA. This work will mostly be legal research and writing. Students may assist in interviewing claimants or witnesses, help prepare discovery responses based on those interviews, or help prepare claimants or witnesses for deposition.

9. Atlantic Legal Foundation, INTERNSHIP (NY)  Atlantic Legal seeks focused, dynamic, and high-energy students or recent graduates with excellent research and communication abilities. Responsibilities and tasks include web research, writing, clerical and administrative tasks, and some data entry.

10. Dartmouth Lawyers Association  The Association publishes an annual Directory of Members, listing individual biographical information, including primary practice areas. The Directory’s geographic, alphabetic, and class indices are excellent sources for networking and researching law schools!

Undergrads have FREE MEMBERSHIP!  Fill out an application at:

*A hard copy of the Membership Directory is available in Career Services*

Check out the Law  webpage at

AND  the law school webpage at

Make an appointment by calling 603-646-2215


Wednesday: Meet with Cornell, Duke, NYU, and Stanford Law School Admissions Deans

9/12 (Wed) at 5pm
Location: Carpenter 013

This info session will offer specific information on how to apply to law school, discuss the criteria law schools use to evaluate applicants, and explain special programs and scholarships. Deans of Admissions at Cornell, Duke, NYU and Stanford share strategies for applying to law school as well as common mistakes to avoid. This program is intended for all students planning on applying to law school this fall or in the near future.

Hey ’13s!: RSVP By Wednesday for “Strictly for Seniors” (A Must Do)

Is the stress of figuring out what to do after graduation is becoming too much to bear? Or maybe you’re chomping at the bit to start the recruiting process, but not quite sure how to navigate Dartboard?

Thursday begins our first “Strictly for Seniors” workshop – a great chance to get career advice, as well as boost your campus recruiting readiness. With September 23rd marking the first cycle application and resume deadline, our SEPT. 13 & 16  “Strictly for Seniors” workshops will tell you all you need to know to start figuring out work and school post graduation.

Along with tips on how to apply for jobs on and off-campus, learn:

  • How to plan your job search and work your plan
  • Practical advice on managing your schedule & setting goals
  • Tips on your options (job, grad school, etc.)
  • How to register w/ Career Services to receive Career Blitzes and updates on opportunities of interest to you

RSVP by visiting this LINK and selecting “Strictly for Seniors.” In order to attend, your reservation is  REQUIRED by NOON on 9/12. All attendees will receive a ‘timeline and action step’ workbook !

Sept 15: NYC Open House for Cool Grad Program at Museum of Natural History

The  Master of Arts in Teaching Program at the American Museum of Natural History is the first urban teacher residency program offered by a museum. Get behind the scenes at the Museum, and immersed in an urban classroom at the same time: Learn to teach Earth and Space science in New York State in this paid full-time Masters program that combines science and pedagogy coursework with real-world teaching experience.

Open House and Info Session at the Museum with faculty, staff and a behind the scenes tour!
American Museum of Natural History, New York
September 15th, 2012, 12-4 pm

Event schedule:

Open to prospective students, friends and family, and others interested in learning more about the pioneering AMNH MAT Program.