Graduate Application Prep Series

Graduate School Application Prep Series

Sponsored by Harpur College of Arts and Sciences and Harpur Edge–this prep series helps students along the process of applying to the Graduate School. The following is a list of upcoming events.


The Nuts & Bolts of Graduate School Applications 

In this session we will review what is involved in the graduate school application process  and provide tips and best practices for the materials required. This session is for those interested in master's or doctoral programs.


Crafting your Statement of Purpose 

In this session we will discuss what and what not to include, tips and templates, and resources for making your statement of purpose stand out.

  • Webinar - Monday 9/27 | 5 pm

In addition to our “how to” webinar, we are also offering a limited number of individual sessions to provide consultation on your personal statement draft.

Want a one-on-one review of your personal statement draft?

  1. Schedule an appointment  for October 5, 6, 7, or 8th 
  2. Once you have an appointment please email your draft to harpuredge@binghamton.edu no later than Monday, October 4th at 9 am to give reviewers ample time to read your draft. During your appointment we’ll review the feedback and discuss additional ways to improve your personal statement.

Recommendation Letters 

When should you ask for recommendation letters? Who should you ask? How should you ask? This session will cover everything you need to know about recommendation letters.

  • Webinar - Monday 10/11 | 5 pm

CV/Resume for Graduate Applications

Get an overview of best practices for formatting and content to create an engaging and impressive curriculum vitae (CV) or resume to be included in your graduate application.

  • Webinar - Monday 10/18 | 12 pm

Want individual help with your CV or resume?


"Ask Me Anything" Session with Graduate Directors

How can I ensure my application stands out? What are admissions committees looking for in a personal statement? How can I ace my graduate school interview?

Do you have questions about the graduate school application process? Want to get answers from those actively involved in the admissions process?

Join us for an "Ask Me Anything" session with graduate directors to get all of your burning questions about this process answered.


Can’t Attend a Session? Register for the webinar option anyway, and we will send a recording of the session for you to view asynchronously.