Thesis Chapter 1 to 5
Deadlines are non-negotiable! Graduate students and graduate advisory committees should be in close communication during the thesis and publishable paper preparation and defense period. It is important to arrange for the defense or presentation in a timely manner to avoid the risk of committee members being unavailable due to finals and other obligations. Students are encouraged to submit theses and hold defenses as early as possible.
Career Plan Reflection Paper
Paula Di Rita Wishart provides advice. I recall sitting with a student in my office late one fall afternoon while he shared, with a great deal of trepidation, his decision to accept a job. I asked him what it was that drew him to the job. He could not say, but he did know the other option was staying in the abyss of not knowing what he wanted.
This lesson encourages students to discover their academic and personal strengths, their skillsets, and their interests. Students then take those concepts and apply them to career exploration. They are able to link their strengths, preferences, and abilities to potential future career paths.