How to Find a Volunteer Placement

How to Find a Volunteer Placement

Volunteering is an extremely important part of your grad school application; not only as a requirement, but also to confirm your that you’re on the right educational path. No one’s situation is exactly the same: you may be a university student in a town you’re unfamiliar with, or, you may be a mature student, working full-time along with your studies. Regardless of your position, here are some questions to consider when looking for a volunteer placement.

Writing Your Letter of Intent

Writing Your Letter of Intent

Whether it’s called a Letter of Intent, Personal Statement or something else, graduate schools require applicants to write a short statement exhibiting why they’re a perfect candidate for a competitive graduate program. Use the tips below to help you as you organize your letter and decide what to include in the limited space given.  

6 Steps to Writing the GRE

6 Steps to Writing the GRE

As the school year ends, many students may be planning to take (or retake) the GRE this summer. It's a great idea for people who are less busy during the summer months. Plus, if you aren’t happy with your results, you can take the test again in the Fall and still submit your scores in time for application deadlines. 

I Wasn't Accepted to Graduate School!

I Wasn't Accepted to Graduate School!

Due to the extremely competitive nature of SLP programs, (especially in Canada) graduate schools have to reject many qualified applicants.  Unfortunately, you may be one of the highly qualified applicants who receives a rejection letter. How do you cope when you receive the news?

How to Maximize Your Volunteer Experience

How to Maximize Your Volunteer Experience

Most graduate schools require at least 14 hours of volunteer experience in the field of SLP (and/or audiology).  Often the SLP you volunteer with will be the one you'll ask to write you a clinical letter of reference. Here's how to make a good first impression and maximize your experience.