Posts Tagged tips

Make New Year’s Goals- NOT Resolutions

Eliana Osborn, for the Chronicle of Higher Education (Jan. 2013), has set just a few resolutions for the upcoming year.  While many of my friends and colleagues either refuse to set “resolutions” or repeatedly focus on health/weight/beauty or financial issues, I am going to suggest a different approach for this year- a “Goal” approach.  Osborn has it right on the money with her list of academic resolutions:

-Read more in my discipline.
-Engage with colleagues.
-Hold firm on the guidelines you set [for both others and yourself].

So… if doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results is insanity, then I know a LOT of insane people.  Stop setting ridiculous, unachievable, and probably vague resolutions year after year.  Take a different approach to moving forward with your professional and personal life in 2013 and set some very real, very quantitative goals.

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Grad Fest 2012 – Wed. Oct 17th in the UC

Grad Fest is here!  Join us for food, fun, and… FEST!

12:00pm to 1:30 pm:  Expectations, Opportunities, and Tips for Success Panel – San Saba Room.  Get first hand, time-tested tips and tricks from UTA alumni and experienced graduate students.  If you are unable to get to campus, this event is also being streamed online.  Check the Grad Fest webpage for details.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Graduate Student and Faculty Mixer – Rio Grande B.  Mix and mingle with other grad students, hopeful undergrads, faculty, and staff.

Hope to see you there!

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