Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies for Personal Success

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Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies for Personal Success Sam Veal
September 17, 2012
Hugh Stevenson

Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies for Personal Success Going back to school obtaining a masters’ degree can be challenging. They have to discipline themselves and prepare for obstacles ahead of their long journey. It may be difficult and they may want to give up because of their full-time job, time management, financial hardships, and stress. I’m learning to stay focus and keeping my eyes on the prize in obtaining my masters’ degree in Health Care Administration. I will explain my personal and professional goals, reasons for pursuing a graduate degree, three challenges I face in meeting my goals, strategies I use to overcome these challenges, milestones that will mark my short-term goal and long-term goal, my strength and weakness to personal communication, and three strategies I will use to improve my communication skills.

Personal and professional goals / Reasons for pursing graduate study
I want to obtain a graduate degree to accomplish my long-term educational goal that I set for myself when I obtain my undergraduate degree. I want to prove to myself that I can achieve this goal and that anything is possible. Obtaining my graduate degree will also teach my family on how to stay positive and focus and to never be afraid to chase after their dreams if they see me doing it. The career that I have working in the information technology field is a good rewarding career. I then find myself drained out from the hectic work schedule and not enjoying what I do. This is why I am pursing my masters’ degree so that I can move into a new career field; advance my employment opportunities, and financial status. I know a masters’ degree will help me succeed into a position with more leadership, and to provide for my family so that I can help them...
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