The seminar on the titled topic highlighted three
key areas that people in grad school can focus on
in addition to items successful predecessors pointed
- get out of the lab and meet people from different
backgrounds, for the degree alone is not enough
- develop critical thinking skills that will help
writing communication, audience analysis in dealing
with different audiences and
- be on positive terms with your advisor and committee
members so that they want to be allies for you in your
career for the long term.
The first TOPIC area was GRIT. That is perseverance in the face
We see this essential in all career paths.
The second area was TRUST.
The third was bringing out the concept and examples of
to develop as a critical thinking tool.
We had a working example and then lively discussion
how this is applied in a job search where a person accepted
a temporary position. Then he navigated unemployment to
receive four interviews and multiple offers helped by
the short term position experience.