Brush Up Important Skills
English Language Skills
All College of Arts and Sciences graduate courses are taught in English. It is important that all students prepare for the academic demands of the University. We offer a variety of intensive English Language Programs to better prepare you for your graduate degree program.
Remember to cite everything and be specific. Utilize Suffolk’s resources like our libraries and archives, your professors, and guidance posted on your Blackboard courses. These resources will help you gather the in-depth research you require for your degree.
A sample of the resources available are listed below:
- Citation Styles, Tools & Techniques
- Finding and Evaluating Information: The Basics
- General Resources
- Search Library Resources
- Technology: Resources and Applications
Reading and Writing Effectively
Advanced graduate-level writing and reading skills are critical to your success in your graduate program. If you feel you will need assistance with your writing skills and English Language Workshops, reach out to the Center for Learning and Academic Success (CLAS). Housed within our Division for Student Success, CLAS services are free, and include tutoring and instruction. To make appointments for content tutoring or writing tutoring please call 617-573-8034 or visit the Division of Student Success on the 9th floor of 73 Tremont Street.
Purdue University provides a helpful Online Writing Lab (OWL) Style Guide.
Time Management Skills
Managing time is a proactive process that helps maximize your efficiency while creating ways to remain flexible when the unexpected hits. Every action you take to identify, prioritize, and organize your time will pay off. If you feel overwhelmed, step away from urgent matters and plan some strategy. Study smarter, not harder. Learn more from CLAS coaches.
- Networking during your graduate program is one of the most valuable parts of your Suffolk education
- An excellent starting point to identify people and organizations is LinkedIn. LinkedIn has been enhancing its data and search functionalities, allowing you to search for groups, companies, and people using a variety of characteristics, such as industry, location, and education (e.g. Suffolk alums). Specifically, the educational affiliation functionality gives you the main locations and occupations of the graduates of a university, among other data
- Suffolk’s Career Development Center also offers useful resources for networking, including downloadable The Art of Networking [PDF] and an excellent guide, Networking Questions [PDF]
Prepare for a fall or spring internship and your job search
- Polish Your Resume and Cover Letter: Visit the Career Development Center's Resumes and Cover Letters page
- Update your LinkedIn Profile and download the Career Development Center’s 10 Tips for a Professional LinkedIn Profile [PDF]
- Order Business Cards: The RAM Print and Copy Center offers a wide array of services available to students
LinkedIn Learning is easy to use, accessible 24/7 from any device, and features short programs organized in chapters, typically no longer than ten minutes. You can log in from anywhere using your Suffolk credentials. You must be an active Suffolk University student, faculty, staff or a recent graduate within one year of graduation to use LinkedIn Learning.