In our discussions with Ph.D. and Master's students about the transition between graduate school and productive employment, that are certain topics that always come up. Considering and preparing for these common issues before graduation will allow you to make a smoother transition to the new reality of full-time employment. We call that being #IrishReady.
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After tackling your research project and juggling your commitments as a graduate student, you may think of yourself as a time management expert. However, you might be surprised at the unique challenges of multi-tasking in the workplace—and your future promotions may depend on how effectively you can allocate your time. While there is a considerable learning curve to maintaining a work/life balance, honing your ability to handle multi-tasking in a work environment is critical to professional success.
- Academic Scientists at Work: Where'd My Day Go?, Jeremy Boss and Susan Eckert (Blog post)
- The PhD-Doctor: Planning and Time Management, Herman Lelieveldt (Blog post)
- Use Fixed-Schedule Productivity to Get Things Done, Ramit Sethi (Blog post)
The University of Notre Dame faculty, staff, and administration want you to be successful post-graduation! To that end, Graduate Career Consultants work with students up to one year after graduation—and if you need support after that year, the Notre Dame Alumni Association has consultants who will continue to offer guidance and resources.