Category Archive: Grad School Success

Jan 05

Navigating Change in the New Year

This guest blog post was provided by Larry Westfall, newly retired Director of Graduate Career Services. *************************************************************** “And suddenly you know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” ~Anon In time-held tradition, we awake on New Year’s day and resolve to make a change in some aspect of our lives as the …

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Oct 05

Grad Student Appreciation Week – Campus Quotes

In honor of graduate student appreciation week, we wanted to find out what folks from all corners of campus appreciate about our graduate students. The responses flowed in, and it is clear that you are greatly appreciated! #thanksbetograds ————————- Laura Carlson, Vice President and Associate Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Psychology Their …

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Aug 17

Surviving Your PhD Journey – Part 2

Today’s guest blog post is part 2 of 2, and comes from our Director, Larry Westfall. Read part 1 here. ************************************************** The Road Less Traveled A father took his 12-year old son boating. He had him motor out of sight of land and distracted him with conversation. Then he said, “Son, plot a course to …

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Aug 10

Surviving Your PhD Journey – Part 1

Today’s guest blog post is part 1 of 2, and comes from our Director, Larry Westfall. ********************************************** “Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” – – Chinese Proverb I’ve worked in management for many years and have experienced my share of change. Through this experience I’ve found …

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