|The Colby Career Center assists students who are considering graduate school, Fellowships and Scholarships.|
Going on to Graduate School
The Career Center can advise you on the process of applying to graduate or professional schools. You may pick up registration booklets for various tests (GRE, Praxis, LSAT, MCAT, etc.) in our office or check our grad school testing handout for web links. We are happy to review graduate school application essays. To discuss the graduate school process further, make an appointment with a staff member to talk about your graduate school plans and let us help you find the necessary resources. Our handout on the process of applying to graduate school can also be downloaded for your reference.
We’ve gathered information about Colby students’ most frequently asked questions related to graduate school applications. You’ll find them on the second page of our grad school testing handout or you can pick up a handout in the Career Center.
Prelaw Advising at Colby
Cate Talbot Ashton, Associate Director of the Career Center, serves as the Pre-Law Advisor at Colby and is available to work with students and alumni as they work through the process of applying to law schools. Cate offers at least two workshops each year to discuss the application process. Most advising is highly personalized and students can set up individual appointments by calling X4140 (or (207)859-4140 from a cell phone) or stopping by the office to make an appointment. In addition to advising, the Career Center offers a variety of career exploration events and activities of interest to pre-law students. In Spring 2014 students can attend a Government Careers event in Augusta, hear from alumni about searching for jobs on Capital Hill in Washington, DC, and attend Goldfarb lectures related to law topics. In Fall 2013, a group of students attended a Law School Information Day at Maine Law where presentations from alums and admissions representatives from Maine Law and Boston College were on hand to answer student questions. Every October, approximately 35 law schools from around the US participate in our annual Graduate and Professional School Fair.