Dave G. Mumby, Ph.D. graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1992. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University and a member of the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology (CSBN)
He has supervised many graduate students over the past 15 years and has served on numerous graduate admissions committees at Concordia University. He is also an academic advisor for the Psychology Department and holds frequent workshops on applying to graduate school.
“Something that I hate having to do as part of my job is denying certain students entrance into our graduate programs. Many of the rejected students are probably great candidates and would likely succeed in graduate school, but they were unable to convey their true potential; essentially, they were unable to sell themselves. Don’t let this happen to you.
Regardless of whether you are just starting college or University or you are a few months away from application deadlines, if you are willing to put in the time and work, there are steps you can take to improve your chances of getting into graduate school. My advice, however, is not to wait until you are in your last year to start preparing for graduate school and as I emphasize in my Book and on my BLOG, many of the recommended steps take a good deal of time to implement.
If you have weak grades and no notable and relevant accomplishments or you don’t think you have a realistic chance of getting into graduate school this year no matter what you do, consider it a blessing that you figured this out before you wasted your time and money and take advantage of all the advice provided here and start to prepare for next year.”
Find lots more expert advice on getting into grad school in the newly released book: Graduate School: Winning Strategies For Getting In, 2nd edition, by Dave G. Mumby, Ph.D. It is the most comprehensive advisement handbook for College and University students who are considering graduate school. Whether you are still deciding if grad school is right for you, or are looking for ways to maximize your application, this Book for you. Paperback version available at Amazon & Barnes & Noble. eBook available on Kindle and for Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps. Get Your Copy Now!
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