Remote Student Services
Need Assistance Exploring and Applying to Graduate and Professional School?
Request Individual Assistance
If you need assistance exploring careers, preparing for graduate or professional school, or other post-college planning, feel free to contact Steven Neal, director of the Academic Community of Excellence at Steven.Neal@lmu.edu. You may also request a phone or Zoom video conference by email.
Participate in a Webinar
Event 1: Grad School Q&A: Part 1 –To go or not to go?
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Are you considering graduate school but aren't sure where to start? Are you curious about the pros and cons of attending graduate school? Are you wondering about how to find the best program for your interest areas? Are you seeking guidance on how to prepare as an undergraduate for graduate school?
Join Career and Professional Development, Academic Community of Excellence, and current graduate students in a conversation and Q&A about navigating the graduate school decision-making process. Please note that this session will cover graduate/professional school broadly, rather than focusing on one particular type of graduate or professional program.
Event 2: Grad School Q&A: Part 2 –Application Process
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Join Career and Professional Development (CPD) and Academic Community of Excellence (ACE) for Part 2 of our Graduate School conversation. Have you decided to attend graduate school, but need direction and advice regarding the application process? We'll review the elements of the application process, discuss ways to pay for graduate/professional school, share resources and advice, and more.
Please note that this session will cover the process of applying to graduate school broadly, rather than focusing on one particular type of graduate or professional program.
Implicit Bias Workshops Will Continue Virtually
OIA is currently developing an online version of the implicit bias workshop. If any student groups are interested in participating in an online workshop, please contact Joseph Bernardo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Academic Community of Excellence
ACE is now accepting transfer students – ACCESS APPLICATION HERE
I am going to attend a joint master’s program at UC Berkeley and UCSF. I’m doing the Master of Translational Medicine program and it’s a one-year program that’s a combination of bioengineering, business, and clinical needs.
Minor: African American Studies
When I graduate from Loyola Marymount University, I would love to pursue my Ph.D. in psychology with a focus on forensics and criminal profiling. I am planning on gaining research experience in Los Angeles for the next couple of years before applying to PhD programs. My hope is to work in the forensic psychology field, whether that means working in a correctional facility, the FBI, or even testifying in a court of law.
Psychology and Spanish
I work part-time as a Registered Behavioral Technician and provide at-home therapy to children with autism. I will apply for graduate programs in clinical psychology this fall.
Currently, I will be entering the workforce after graduation, to return to graduate school soon. I am hoping to be accredited as a crime analyst soon after.
Following graduation, I will apply to medical school in the summer to be a member of the 2021 incoming class. During my gap year, I will attend med school interviews and work to help finance medical school. In addition, I plan on volunteering in clinics and being a translator for Spanish-speaking patients along with doing advocacy work in my community.
I will be attending the University of California, Irvine, this fall to begin a Ph.D. program in Education with an emphasis on Digital Learning and Media. I seek to identify the ways computer technologies may be used to address the needs of learners + teachers and improve educational opportunities for all. Although my initial research will be focused on human-computer interaction, I expect to shift my work towards understanding a variety of cutting edge learning technologies, such as learning analytics and dialogue systems.
Minor: Public Relations
When I graduate, I will be on my way to working at a Fashion/Lifestyle Public Relations firm, specialized in marketing, social media, branding, product placement etc. Currently, I’m interested in pursuing a higher education in marketing to make me a more well-rounded candidate for future jobs and opportunities in my intended field of work.
Management and Accounting
I will be starting my full-time job as a Tax Consultant at Deloitte San Jose in July. I will also be simultaneously studying for the CPA exam, with the hopes to be certified in a 1-2 year time frame. I'm also considering becoming a part-time teacher at a local community college once I pass the CPA exam.
Health and Human Sciences, Healthcare Systems Engineering
Courtney Spears will pursue a Master of Science degree in healthcare systems engineering at LMU. Courtney became passionate about what she perceived as public health disparities in the U.S. healthcare system. According to Courtney, “In this program, I will learn systems engineering techniques that can be applied to America’s healthcare system to improve clinic and hospital systems to better support medical and administrative staff, prioritize and improve quality of patient care, and reduce medical costs.”
After receiving my undergraduate B.S. degree in Biology I hope to attend medical school right away. If this does not happen, I plan on working a few years to better my application, take an MCAT class during a gap year, or spend time with family before reapplying.
I have been applying to full-time positions in technology companies where I aim to become a computer engineer. In the future, I plan to return to school to pursue a master’s in computer engineering and potentially a Ph.D. in the same field. My overall goal is to work toward creating affordable and eco-friendly technology to benefit low-income communities.
I accepted an offer to join the PLACE Corps. I haven’t been assigned to a school yet, but I will be teaching middle school or high school math.
After graduation, I hope to continue learning the ins and outs of the music industry, working specifically in experiential marketing and brand partnerships. Once I have gained more hands-on work experience, I plan to pursue my MBA to help further my career and my professional goals.
12th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Visit the HUBB to see all URS Presentations for 2020.