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Career Advice Now

What Should I Do Now? I Didn’t Get Into Graduate School

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  1. Consider applying to other graduate programs: If you’re interested in pursuing a graduate degree, you may want to consider applying to other programs that align with your interests and goals.
  2. Reflect on why you were not accepted: It’s important to try to understand the reasons behind your rejection. You may want to consider seeking feedback from the schools you applied to, or from faculty members or advisors who can provide insight on how to improve your chances of being accepted in the future.
  3. Update your application materials: If you’re planning to reapply to graduate school in the future, take the time to carefully review and update your application materials. Make sure your resume, personal statement, and letters of recommendation are all strong and showcase your skills, experiences, and goals in the best light possible.
  4. Consider alternative paths: If you’re not accepted to a graduate program, it may be worth considering alternative paths to achieve your career goals. This could include obtaining additional work experience, completing professional certifications or training programs, or enrolling in an online degree program.
  5. Take a break and recharge: It can be frustrating and disappointing to not be accepted to graduate school, and it’s important to take care of your mental health. If you need to take a break and recharge before moving on to the next step, it’s okay to do so. Remember that there are many paths to success and you will find the one that is right for you.

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