Graduation and After College

One of the hardest things can be determining what you want to do after finishing your undergraduate degree. The EALC undergraduate advisor Ania Peczalska recommends making an appointment with her to discuss what you would like to do afterwards (including graduate school) and making a plan about what classes will help you get there. You can also attend a 15 minute drop-in advising appointment with a Career Development Center advisor to discuss what future careers are best for you and get advice on graduate school and how to search for jobs after graduation. This section also has information about the process of applying for graduation and commencement.

Career Development Center

If students are unsure of what they want to do after graduation, what career is best for them or how to best search for a job this website is for them. Here students can learn more about career options available for them as well as job search strategies and job fairs. Meeting with a career advisor is also helpful in determining what future career is best for a student and developing how best to search for a job. If students are looking for some elective classes the Career Development also has classes to prepare students in searching for jobs and future careers. Current IUB students looking for job opportunities abroad can also access the Going Global website from their website  (you need to login to access  this page then click on the Going Global link). Going Global offers general information about many countries as well as job and internship postings and a key employer directory.

Teaching English Abroad

Some students want to go abroad after their time at IUB to teach English and learn about another culture. Interested students can click on the “Teaching English Abroad” link to find a website with information. Students can also attend a 15 minute drop-in advising appointment with a Career Development Center advisor to learn more about teaching English abroad.

Graduate School

Students considering graduate school they should take a look at the above Graduate School link from the Career Development Center about whether to apply to grad school, the application process, and sources for graduate school funding. Also available are a list of grad school resources as well as an article about what a graduate program looks for in graduate school applicants (this article is about Anthropology graduate school but I believe it is applicable to other graduate programs as well).

For those students also interested in scholarships targeted towards liberal art graduate programs and looking for more information about graduate school the IUB International Studies department has a webpage just for you.

Finally I received a document from an advisor up at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) about tips on what not to do when applying for graduate school. I believe it is extremely useful for all students applying to any graduate school.

Apply for graduation

All EALC and EAS major students (and majors inside the College of Arts and Sciences) must apply for graduation through the College of Arts and Sciences Recorder’s Office in order to graduate. Please go to the following website and login to apply to graduate. Deadlines are June 1 for May graduation, December 1 for August graduation, and March 1 for December graduation.


Participating in a graduation can be a wonderful way to celebrate a student’s academic achievement. Commencement is held in May and December. August graduates can participate in the May commencement 3 months before their August graduation.

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