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4 Benefits of Attending a Graduate Open House

September 20, 2021

Today’s workplace is increasingly competitive. Most applicants have some combination of prior work experience and related education that helps them stand out to prospective employers. Earning a competitive graduate degree in your area of interest from a respected university goes a long way toward showing your future boss your level of dedication and demonstrating your skill set. 

But with so many graduate degrees to choose from and even more institutions that offer them, how can you make an informed, strategic choice?

Well, you would never buy a car without test driving and the same goes for a graduate program. To make an educated decision about graduate school, it’s best to have first-hand experience with the campus, faculty, student body, and program you’ll be attending. A great way to do this is through an in-person graduate open house. Read on to learn about four benefits of attending one of these valuable events. 

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You’ll meet current graduate students.

There’s no better way to get an authentic feel for a school or a program than to hear straight from the students themselves. At Sacred Heart University’s Spring 2022 Graduate Studies Open House, there will be current graduate students from several different programs there to answer your questions, share their experiences, and offer their advice for your time in school. 

Before attending the event, think about what you would want to know as a graduate student at Sacred Heart. Write out a list of questions related to academics, social aspects, career advice, and anything else you can think of as you envision yourself in the program. 

You’ll be able to speak directly with expert faculty. 

Because we know that the caliber of faculty and the rigor of the curriculum are incredibly important factors when choosing a graduate program, faculty representatives will be present at the Spring Open House. This gives you the opportunity to speak directly, one-on-one, with an expert faculty member who knows your program of interest and can answer your specific questions. 

The faculty at Sacred Heart are among the best and brightest in their respective fields. They are always eager to help prospective students understand the value of a graduate degree and to share their personal experiences as to how an advanced degree in this field has helped them in their careers. 

You’ll have the opportunity to tour the campus. 

Whether you are planning to take advantage of one of Sacred Heart University’s online or hybrid degree options or whether you are opting for a more traditional on-campus program — touring SHU’s picturesque campus will give you a sense of the heart of the school. Even if you won’t be walking the grounds to attend classes, it’s important to feel connected to a physical location and community, and taking a tour of SHU offers you that opportunity. 

You’ll learn more about the different graduate programs offered at Sacred Heart. 

No matter your area of interest, Sacred Heart University has a graduate program to fit your needs. With five doctoral programs, 26 master’s programs, and several graduate certificate options, you’ll find the ideal degree to further your career and build on your academic interests. 

Maybe you know exactly what you want to study, maybe you know what career you’d like to have one day but don’t know which degree will get you there, or maybe you are just beginning to entertain the thought of returning to school for a graduate degree — wherever you fall in this continuum, gathering more information about potential advanced degree options is a great next step. 

Register for the SPRING Open House today!

SHU’s Summer Graduate Studies Open House, happening June 1 and 2 on campus, and virtually June 7, is the perfect opportunity to learn more about how, why, and what it would look like to continue your graduate school journey — no matter where you are right now! When you RSVP for the open house, you’ll secure your opportunity to learn more about financial aid, career services, grad student services, your academic program of interest, and much more. 

We hope you’ll join us and we look forward to connecting with you in June. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out and contact an admissions counselor. Best of luck in your future academic endeavors!

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We are the graduate admissions team at Sacred Heart University. We aspire to create a welcoming and supportive environment for students looking to continue their education while empowering them in mind, body and spirit. We hope you find our resources helpful and informative as you explore and pursue a graduate degree at Sacred Heart!

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