Meredith College

March 5, 2022
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Going Strong To – and Through – Graduate School

Life can get in the way of pursuing your goals – and sometimes the first step is the hardest one to take.

This free, interactive workshop is designed for future graduate students like you. Packed with information and inspiration, it will help you push past roadblocks and start earning your graduate degree or certificate.

  • Hear from current graduate students and alumnae/i about their experiences at Meredith.
  • Get answers to your questions about applying to and paying for graduate school.
  • Identify what’s holding you back and develop strategies to overcome any hurdles.
  • Learn about 27 coeducational graduate and certificate programs at Meredith.

Meet the Panelists

Sarah Hemzawi

Class of 2019

Second-year medical student (OMSII at ATSU-SOMA)

Pre-Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


Hannah Davis Johns

Class of 2019

Digital Communication Certificate

Michele Xiong 

Class of 2021

Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Sarah Hester, MS, RD 

Class of 2019 & 2020

Business Development and Product Manager at Ripe Revival

M.S. in Nutrition, Dietetic Internship

Contact Information
Gwynese Craighead
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
(919) 760-8058

Application Fee Waiver

Attendees’ application fees will be waived if they apply to a Meredith College graduate or certificate program by March 18, 2022.

Feedback from Previous Workshop Attendees

“The information at the workshop was very helpful. It was interactive and engaging and got me thinking and planning for the future.”

“The workshop was very well coordinated. Presenters had great attitudes and wonderful spirit, and the entire presentation was fully engaging. I also appreciated the variety of topics.”

“Everything was helpful, engaging, and kept my attention.”

“I would recommend this workshop to anyone considering graduate school. It was well worth my time.”

Graduate & Certificate Programs

Pursue a general MBA to round out your business knowledge, or focus your studies on Human Resource Management, Project Management, Innovative Management, or Entrepreneurship and Family Business.

Criminal Justice
Advance your criminal justice career through this online master’s degree that prepares you for administrative and leadership positions. In addition, we offer a Criminal Justice Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and a Criminal Justice and Substance Use Disorder Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.

Whether you’re a licensed teacher or looking to transition into the profession, Meredith’s graduate programs in education will make you stronger. Schools are known to seek out and hire our teachers. Why? Because Meredith’s personalized approach to education empowers our graduates to make an impact in the classroom.

Meredith’s graduate programs in nutrition have multiple tracks that will prepare you to succeed professionally, whether you intend to pursue licensure as a registered dietitian or prefer to work in another aspect of the nutrition field such as the nonprofit sector, research setting, or a program supporting local and sustainable food.

The Master of Arts in Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Concentration (I/O) at Meredith College prepares graduates to use the methods of scientific psychology to improve both the effectiveness of organizations and the work-life quality of employees.

Business Foundations
The Business Foundations Certificate program is designed for women and men seeking to sharpen their knowledge of fundamental business concepts such as quantitative analysis and statistics, economics, accounting, and finance. The part-time, evening program accommodates the busy schedules of career-oriented professionals.

Criminal Justice Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The Criminal Justice Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is for those interested in gaining more skills and knowledge to further their careers within the criminal justice sector. This 18-hour certificate is also useful for students interested in community college or vocational teaching in the criminal justice field.

Criminal Justice and Substance Use Disorder Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse Post-Baccalaureate Certificate prepares criminal justice managers to more fully understand addiction and its effects on the field of criminal justice. The courses are offered regularly, allowing you to complete this 12-hour certificate in one year.

Dietetic Internship
Meredith College’s Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)-accredited Dietetic Internship program provides college graduates who have met the DPD requirements with the knowledge and supervised practice needed to enter this fast-growing field of nutrition.

Digital Communication
Digital communication is a growing field encompassing videography, image manipulation, professional writing, social media management, and web design. Meredith’s post-baccalaureate certificate is the only face-to-face program of its kind in the Triangle area. Designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree, the flexible, 16 credit-hour program allows you to gain key technical knowledge that complements the skills you already have.

Gain the skills to be a strong paralegal. There’s only one American Bar Association approved paralegal program in the Triangle – Meredith College’s. For more than 30 years, women and men in Meredith’s paralegal program have gained the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the fast-changing legal environment.

Meredith’s pre-health post-baccalaureate certificate is the only program of its kind in the Triangle. Designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree, the pre-health post-baccalaureate program gives you the flexibility to design a curriculum that works best for your needs, no matter what healthcare field you are interested in pursuing.

Teacher Add-on Licensure
Current licensed teachers seeking additional licensure will benefit from a specialized program in their area of interest. You’ll gain classroom and real-world experience through courses on teaching and interaction strategies, as well as a hands-on field experience within your current school or classroom. Teachers will have the opportunity to implement what they learn in their own setting.

Teacher Licensure Only
The Teacher Education Program is open to women and men college graduates who meet the standards established by the Meredith College Teacher Education Committee and the Department of Education. Initial licensure candidates must take a minimum of 30 hours of course work at Meredith, which may include courses in general education. Exceptions will be determined on an individual basis by the Department of Education.

Teacher Licensure Through Residency
You want to gain the credentials to become a teacher through Residency. Residency candidates must be employed by an LEA (local education agency) and be admitted to a teacher education program.

Explore our Master’s degrees and certificate programs.

How to Pay For a Graduate Degree at Meredith College

Earning a graduate degree is a great way to advance your career. In this short video, learn more about various options to pay for your graduate degree at Meredith College.

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Strong Graduates

As CEO and founder of her own company, Ingrid Sanchez, ’01, MBA, said she’s a “poster child” for the Meredith MBA.

According to Arielle Smith, ’21, M.A. in Psychology, without Meredith’s program, she would have never landed her internship or her job as an HR Assessment Analyst.

Emily Buchanan, ’21, M.A. in psychology, said Meredith gave her knowledge and tools to create meaningful change for individuals at her organization by being able to ask the right questions.

After taking time off to raise her family, Elisabeth Pagach, ’15, M.Ed., planned to return to the classroom – but wanted to be sure she was up-to-date on best practices in teaching.

Cathedia Rose, ’22, M.A. in psychology, said Meredith’s program gave her the tools to improve hiring practices and performance appraisals with methods backed by a scientific practitioner approach.

Yi Deng, ’15, earned a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with plans to work as an elementary school teacher at a bilingual immersion school.

Jackson Mathis, ’21, originally came to Meredith wanting to go down the project management route, but after completing an internship with a global software company, discovered a new career direction. With the help of professors and mentors within the MBA program, he transitioned to a position as a senior analyst.

Paul Jones, ’20, M.A. in psychology, learned not only how to apply evidence-based concepts to the workplace, but how those changes can impact the bottom line for organizations.

Julia Johnson Toney, ’20, ’22 (M.A. in I-O Psychology), discovered her passions for psychology and business as an undergraduate. To combine her two passions, she earned her Master’s in I-O Psychology at Meredith.

Danae Gross, ’22,  is a registered and licensed dietitian earning her master’s in nutrition at Meredith. She will continue pursuing her goal of one day becoming a professor through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Ph.D. program in nutrition with a minor in epidemiology.

Taneisha White, ’17, identified her unique strengths and then learned to make the most of them through the Meredith MBA program.

For Bryon Kirkpatrick, ’14, earning his MBA led to greater opportunities for advancement.

Sharon Hartfield, ’13, M.A. in Teaching, brings her adaptability and leadership skills to her work in the classroom – and beyond.