When considering graduate or professional schools, it can be helpful to understand what differing programs and paths can offer. Advisors, including Academic Advising staff and college administrators, can help you understand general concepts about graduate and professional schools. Considerations should include your intellectual interests, your career goals, and your unique path to pursuing these options. Academic departments can help you explore the different disciplines, and can assist you as you determine your scope and field of study. Through consultation with faculty, graduate or professional students, and postdoctoral students in your future field or profession, you can explore the opportunities available and discern which path is right for you.