Graduate School Planning & Application Support

We structure the graduate school application process so you can spend more time focusing on your bright future.

Are you…

… Pursuing a professional degree for the first time?

… Applying to graduate school as a natural next step to your career? 

… Desiring to get another degree to move into another career path?

Whether you want to strengthen your resume or expand your knowledge in a certain area, deciding on the optimal graduate program is a crucial step in reaching your career goals. 

You don’t need to navigate the graduate school transition alone. Bright Futures counselors are here to guide you through each step of the process.

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Find Your Brightest Path Forward

Bright Futures counselors are expertly equipped to help you find a graduate program that will thrust your career forward. Our comprehensive consulting method often starts with the Birkman Strengths, Needs, & Career Assessment

After reviewing your assessment with your Bright Futures counselor, you will have a deeper understanding of your strengths, needs, and career goals to find graduate programs where you will thrive.

Learn more about our Birkman Assessment and Feedback below.

One-On-One Guidance to Get You There

Are you ready to identify a strategic path toward your graduate school goals and put the plan into action? Bright Futures experts provide personalized one-on-one advising to help you prepare your materials and follow-through with the admissions process, stress-free. 

Learn more about our customizable Graduate School Advising below.

Our Graduate School Planning Services

Birkman Assessment and Feedback

When you take the Birkman Assessment, our experts highlight and affirm your interests, identify potential careers and areas of graduate or professional study, and foster self-awareness in decision making going forward. 

This assessment helps individuals pinpoint their strengths and learn how to take advantage of them. 

Planning for higher education can be stressful. We all react differently to stress. The Birkman Assessment reveals what an individual’s personal needs, motives, and stress behaviors are. We use our feedback session to support improvement in family and interpersonal communication between you and other people involved in your graduate school decisions.

3-Hour Graduate School Advising

Work with a Bright Futures counselor on various graduate school advising topics, including:

  • Choosing a best-fit graduate program 
  • Personal statement coaching and editing
  • Application and entrance exam timelines
  • Resume development
  • Interview preparation
  • Gap-year advising

Our counselors work with students all around the United States and occasionally across the world. We have the technology to deliver our graduate school planning services to you, wherever you are in the world. Check out where we work!

*Hourly advising is also available and price varies by counselor.

Have any questions? Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

For more details about our Graduate School Advising or to get started on the path to your bright future today, schedule a complimentary consultation.