October 04, 2006

"America's job search guru" returns to campus to discuss ins and outs of grad school admission

Don Asher, author of several books on career development, to talk with students October 6

Donald Asher, "America's job search guru," returns to Case Western Reserve University on October 6 for the talk "Bound for Graduate/Professional School? Strategies to Gain Admission to Highly Competitive Graduate Programs." The free talk is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge.

Asher is the author of numerous books on career development issues, and is a contributor to the Wall Street Journal online, CollegeJournal.com, jobstar.org, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

His books include Graduate Admissions Essays: What Works, What Doesn't and Why and How to Get Any Job with Any Major and From College to Career. He has spoken on over 100 college campuses around the country on career development topics. Admission into the most competitive graduate programs, getting better letters of recommendation, how standardized testing is really used, and financing your education are just a few of the topics he usually covers. Asher has said about his presentations that although the graduate school essay is important, "the strategic information I will present is even more valuable." During his talks, Asher usually provides inside information about how the admissions process works.

According to the Career Center's First Destination Survey, 43 percent of students from the class of 2005 reported pursuing an advanced degree. This presentation is designed so that everyone—from first-year students to seniors—can gain valuable insight into the process. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions, and Asher will have a book signing in the Thwing Center atrium after his presentation.

Asher's talk is sponsored by the Career Center and the Upper Class Cohort. For more details, go to http://studentaffairs.case.edu/careers/events/2199/display.aspx.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, October 4, 2006 03:41 PM | News Topics: Events, HeadlinesMain, Provost Initiatives

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