Monday Motivation #107 (6/13/22)

Three Things to Try This Week

Practice Perseverance — earning a graduate degree takes a lot of effort and some grit, particularly when the lecture doesn’t make sense or the research stalls or you’ve got a stack of midterms to grade at the same time you’re preparing for comps. Persistence is a skill that can be strengthened with practice, though; consider these ideas for building your own stick-to-it-ivness.

More Resources

  • Check out the list of PhD Final Defenses on our website, and consider logging in or stopping by to support your fellow graduate students! Final defense presentations are open to the public and can be a great way to learn about innovations in your field (and also get a sense of what you might need to prepare for your own defense, one day!).
  • Graduating this summer? If you’re completing a thesis/dissertation, be sure that you submit the final document to the Graduate School well in advance of the August 24 (5:00pm Eastern) deadline to have all requirements fully met. More details and deadlines for future semesters can be found on the Graduate School’s website:
  • COGS (Council of Graduate Students) is hosting a Leadership Workshop about self-advocacy skills on June 22; learn more and register here:



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Katy Luchini Colbry

Katy Luchini Colbry

wanted to send a few supportive emails to her students, but ended up with a weekly blog. Follow along to see how long it takes her to run out of stories….