February 28, 2011
Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies for Success
Students face many challenges when pursing graduate studies. Setting goals for oneself is a good way to map out what they want to accomplish and also a way to help them overcome challenges when they occur. If a student takes the time to make a list of what challenges that may arise and how he or she will overcome those challenges, this will also make for smoothing sailing during graduate studies. Also possessing good communications skills are also the key ones success.
Pursuing my master’s degree was something that I always wanted to do since graduating from undergraduate college but, for the longest time I was unsure what I wanted to obtain my degree in. Recently, in my life, I have hit a roadblock in the job market and decided it was time to look at going back to school for a career change. I contemplated many areas and decided health care was a good, sturdy field pursue. After making the decision to attend the “University of Phoenix” for a master’s degree in Health Administrations, I set a few long-term and short-term goals for myself to help me achieve what I set out to do. “Goal setting is an important component of students' motivation, self-regulation, and achievement in academic settings” (Psychology, 2009).
Graduate. I not only want just to graduate from the University of Phoenix but also want to graduate with 3.5 GPA or higher. Graduating with a 3.5 GPA will make me feel good about the education I received and will also look good on my resume when it comes time to find that dream job.
Get a Job. Before graduating I want to have a job in the health care field. Even thought I am pursing my master’s degree I know I will need to start out in an entry-level position and work my way up because of my lack of background in health care. Getting my... [continues]
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