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Making the Most of Graduate School

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(BEYA Seminar 2319) Making the Most of Graduate School

Learning Objective: Examine resources for successfully navigating graduate school admission and courses

Acclimating to a new environment or even a new process can be difficult. While pursuing an undergraduate degree presents its challenges, taking the next step to the advanced degree presents even more challenges. How can one navigate through the graduate school process as an early career graduate student? What are the tools needed for this transition? This seminar highlights the tools needed for the graduate school experience while addressing the factors that impact those experiences. This session also highlights the difficulties in STEM fields while discussing some solutions that can help to overcome the common challenges and hurdles that are usually encountered.
At the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:
a. Strategically plan each academic year for both short-term and long-term goals based on the identified impact factors.
b. Tap into resources that help foster graduate academic and personal growth.
c. Recognize the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and expand their academic network by fostering these relationships.
d. Identify both personal and research goals to make the best of the graduate school experience while recognizing how to incorporate each goal set to find the right balance.

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