Just by being accepted into your graduate program, you’ve already accomplished something incredible to be proud of. There is no better way to ensure you continue to have success than by setting and writing down your goals. It may sound cliché, but goal setting is a habit that will not only serve you well in your studies but in all your future pursuits.
Think about all the reasons why you originally made the decision to enroll in grad school. Always remember the “why.” Place your focus on the skills and knowledge you are attaining. The importance you place on learning will directly impact the results you achieve within your program.
You’re clearly committed to your future, and part of that commitment involves allocating the necessary time to set yourself up for success. If you are someone who already knows how much time you have to dedicate to each of your daily activities, you’re off to a great start.
Many University of Oklahoma graduate students have formed long-lasting personal and professional relationships. There are many opportunities to collaborate built into your program’s curriculum, and we highly encourage it! Connecting with classmates helps to foster and promote an environment of creativity, support, and success.
There is no magical formula to ensure your success, but there are ways to set yourself up on the right path. Whether it is a professor or a professional already established in the field, having a mentor to help you guide you along the way is essential. Unlocking your potential and finding new and important interests may be just one connection away!