The Office of Graduate Placement is part of the Career Advancement Center (CAC) and 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 (TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education)
- University Summer Programs
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 one of the federally funded TRIO programs 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 .
University Summer Programs - Xavier University hosts a number of summer programs that sharpen the analytical thinking and laboratory research skills of pre-collegiate and collegiate students. The office directly coordinates the Summer Science Academy (MathStar, BioStar, and ChemStar), SOAR and Super Scholar EXCEL Programs.