The Grad School Option: Considerations and application tips


"Should I go to graduate school? Before you automatically answer, 'Of course, shouldn't everyone?', seriously examine your ultimate career goals and motives for attending grad school before committing to at least two years of your life and thousands of dollars."

Catherine Tuttle is the founder and owner of Forward Thinking Resumes and Careers. After working in the career development center at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and then as the Manager of Career Services at the NCSU Alumni Association, Catherine started her own business offering career coaching services to private clients. Currently, Catherine is on contract with the General Alumni Association at UNC-Chapel Hill where she provides career coaching and development resources for alumni members. Over the past ten years, Ms. Tuttle has worked with recent graduates, mid-level career professionals, and executives, helping them identify, develop and reach their career goals.


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Page Cvelich

College/Teen Program Manager

Page Cvelich has brought a wealth of knowledge to the Work/Life Center from prior experience as a high school guidance counselor and parent education coordinator. Page has been responsible for setting up a high school college and career center, designing a career exploration program for teens and serving as a counselor at a backpacking camp in the Rockies. In her role as Teen/College Program Manager, Page enjoys interacting with small groups of parents and teens, as well as consulting one-on-one with parents and referring them to resources so that they are better able to provide the support and encouragement their kids need.

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