Secrets for grad school success


For this quarter's gradPSYCH Chair's Corner, I wrote about the top five lessons I learned in graduate school including:

  1. Overcome procrastination;
  2. Invest in your health;
  3. Build a community;
  4. Get involved;
  5. Build a Professional online identity. 

Here's an excerpt: 

Your greatest sources of support are the people in your department. Start by getting to know your cohort — they may become your closest friends in graduate school. But don't stop there. Reach out to students who are one to three years ahead of you. Advanced students can give you an honest appraisal of what you need to do to progress in a program. In my department, students stay connected by organizing textbook exchanges, sharing notes and teaching materials, and supporting one another during grant-writing and the internship processes.

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