TIU EAA’s Webinar on Applying for Graduate School

Author: Saki Arimoto
Editor: Vi

Working on applying for graduate school? TIU alumni have incredibly useful advice for you, so read on to find out how they successfully went through the application process!

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The New Year holiday has barely passed, but the E-Track Alumni Association already has major events in store for us.

The TIU E-Track Alumni Association, or TIU EAA, is the official alumni association of the Tokyo International University. Founded in March 2019, TIU EAA has been organizing webinars and meet-ups with highly experienced professionals, as well as TIU alumni. They cover a wide range of topics such as social entrepreneurship, job-hunting, development studies, consulting, and so on.

This time, the association has organized yet another helpful webinar on “How to Apply for Graduate School?” on the 10th of January through Zoom.

Speakers of the webinar include Bastian Harth, Wichita Teeratanabodee (Whitney), Voravich Chaturavichanan (Jimmy), Nguyen Quynh Anh (Annie), and Dinh Thi Minh Chau (Charlotte) who all graduated from TIU. They all have gone through the process of applying for graduate schools and were successfully admitted to some of the most prestigious and high-ranked institutions.

The webinar started off by discussing the document preparation process. As emphasized by Bastian, it is highly recommended that students start early – as various documents require assistance from others, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores, resumes, and the like.

He added that while these documents can be easily obtained, the tricky part sometimes lies in the long wait, due to the offices’ high demand.

Bastian then advised seeking out experienced senior students and professors for guidance on essential documents. Their experience is especially beneficial when it comes to documents like your statement of purpose.

The speakers took to their own personal experiences to answer various questions that concern students.

They explained what they may look for in programs, regarding cost, job placement, and location; their application process; how relevant their undergraduate studies were to their master’s; or useful tips to get desired results.

The speakers also advised students to consider reasons to NOT go into graduate schools, particularly as few jobs actually require it or possible low return-on-investment, so that ultimately students can make the best decisions for their own future.

Answers for students’ concerns, helpful advice, and tips were shared during the webinar so in case you missed it, go to this link below for a rerun!

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