The Office of Graduate Placement coordinates services and activities that help to increase the number of Xavier graduates who enroll in graduate and professional programs. Services include individual counseling, bi-weekly seminars, personal statement and curriculum vita review, GRE preparation workshops, graduate school fair and campus visitations.
During the summer, the primary activities are support of undergraduate research and targeted recruitment of prospective Xavierites in the liberal arts, social sciences and education.
Office of Graduate Placement Programs include:
- Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program (funded by the U.S. Department of Education)
- SuperScholar/EXCEL Summer Academy for High School Students
GradStar is a part of a systematic, coordinated effort to place more Xavier students into graduate and professional schools. It is directly concerned with addressing the under-representation of African Americans in these types of programs. GradStar students are advised on graduate, business, and law school opportunities and are guided through the entire application process for their respective programs.
Xavier’s Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed specifically to help students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. McNair scholars participate in semi-monthly seminars featuring guest speakers and topics of importance for prospective Ph.D. students. Select McNair students travel during the year and conduct research internships in the summer .
SuperScholar/EXCEL is an intensive four-week residential summer enrichment program for rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing college degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, education, business and law. All participants will learn test-taking strategies that will enhance their performance on standardized tests. Participants will take non-credit courses in Quantitative Reasoning (Math), Critical Reading, Critical Writing, Speech/Debate, and African-American History. All participants must live on campus.
Damon L. Williams, Jr, MBA
Director of Graduate Placement