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In this exciting new book, experienced author, professor, and teacher Greg Privitera—2013 Advisor of the Year at St. Bonaventure University and recipient of the SBU Award for Professional Excellence in teaching in 2014—draws on his extensive expertise to give students a step-by-step plan for success in preparing for and applying to graduate school. Broad in scope and rich in detail, Getting Into Graduate School includes insights into how graduate school selection committees decide on candidates, a concrete freshman-to-senior-year plan, and samples of application materials, resumes, and cover letters. This empowering book provides everything students in psychology and the behavioral sciences need to map their course to academic and professional success.

Sophomore and Junior Years: Pursue Opportunities
Sophomore and Junior Years: Pursue Opportunities
Recognize Opportunity

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”

Francis Bacon, The Essays

By following through with the goals for your freshman year in Chapter 3, you became acquainted with your college, realized your major requirements, found good study habits, chose supportive friends, and found your path or direction for a career. These may not seem like big feats, but by meeting these goals, you will likely have realized more opportunities in your sophomore and junior years, which is exactly what you need to do in these years: pursue opportunities.

While we tend to think of “opportunity” as something concrete, it is not. There are many ways in which opportunity “knocks,” so to speak. ...

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