Center for Career Services

Graduate School Assistance

Going to graduate school is an important decision that involves serious considerations about long-term professional and personal objectives. The Career Services Team works closely with Department Chairs and Faculty to help students throughout this process, from the initial decision to explore the possibility of an academic career, to the selection of appropriate schools, preparation of personal statements, writing samples and the application itself. 

General Advice

The best first point of reference is usually one or more trusted professors in the chosen field, but the Career Services Team and your academic advisor are available throughout the academic year alongside the professor to provide additional support.

Mentoring

Students may ask to be paired up with a “mentor”, a John Cabot graduate who is already conducting post-graduate studies in the student’s chosen field, and who can provide first-hand information and practical advice.

Graduate School Sessions

Throughout the academic year the Career Services Center invites representatives of various graduate schools and a variety of post-graduate programs to present their programs to interested students. Some of the schools the CSC recently hosted in include: Fordham University, Boston University in Brussels, Johns Hopkins University and St. John's University. Career Services also has a session on applying for graduate school throughout the semester so that students may begin to think about this early in their career.

Writing the Personal Statement

The Career Services Team is available throughout the academic year alongside the professors to provide additional support in the writing of the personal statement.

“Dichiarazione di valore” for Italian Universities

Italian universities require a “Dichiarazione di valore,” i.e. a detailed account of the courses taken by the student at undergraduate level that enables them to determine whether the student has acquired all the basic knowledge required to start a post-graduate program at the same level as students coming from an Italian university. The process is not dissimilar to the activity carried out by the Registrars to determine how many credits a transfer student may apply to his or her program. JCU’s Registrar’s Office assists students in this process.

Graduate School Acceptance List

John Cabot University is proud of the list of prestigious universities where its graduates pursue their studies further. The Career Services Team works closely with the Office of the Academic Dean, Department Chairs, Faculty and the Library to assist students in their preparation for, selection of and application to graduate schools.

The following are some of the universities that have accepted JCU graduates in their programs:

United States
American University, Washington, D.C.
Boston College
Brown University
California State University, Long Beach
City College of New York
Columbia University
Cornell University
Fordham University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Johns Hopkins University
Middlebury College
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Morgan State University
New School for Social Research
New York University
Pennsylvania State University
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Saint John’s University
San Diego State University
Sotheby's Institute of Art, New York-London
Syracuse University
Tulane University
University of Chicago
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
University of Delaware
University of Iowa
University of Notre Dame
University of St. Thomas
University of Texas, San Antonio
University of Virginia
University of Washington

Italy
IULM Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione
LUISS, Rome
LUMSA, Rome
Politecnico di Milan
Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome
Università Bocconi
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Università degli Studi di Milano
Università di Bologna
Università di Pavia
Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Università Roma Tre
Università di Roma Tor Vergata

Canada
Concordia University
McGill University
University of Toronto

United Kingdom
Birkbeck, University of London
Cambridge University
Courtauld Institute of Art
Emerson College
Goldsmiths, University of London
Hult Business School
King’s College London
London School of Economics
Oxford University
Oxford Brooks University
Royal College of Art, London
Royal Holloway, University of London
The School of Oriental and African Studies,University of London
UCL Cass School of Business
University College London
University of Edinburgh
University of Essex
University of Glasgow
University of Kent
University of Manchester
University of Newcastle
University of Nottingham
University of Sheffield
University of St Andrews
University of Warwick
University of York

Europe
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Bucerius Law School, Germany
EADA Business School (Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración), Barcelona
ESCP Europe Business School
Hamburg Geneva School of Diplomacy
IE Business School, Madrid
INSEAD
International University of Monaco
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich
Lund University
NEOMA Business School, France
Sciences Po
Stockholm School of Business
University of Amsterdam
University of Geneva
University of Kassel, Germany
University of Maastricht
University of Neuchâtel
Uppsala University 
Wageningen University, Netherlands

Rest of the World
IDC Herzliya, Israel
International Business University of Auckland, New Zealand
Tel Aviv University
University of Queensland
University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Xiamen University


Scholarships and grants

Faculty and the Office of the Academic Dean help students research the availability of scholarships and grants, fill out applications and collect the necessary documentation as appropriate.