Graduate students must explain how their talents and experiences connect to their professional aspirations, but they often concentrate on the end result rather than the route that led to it.
Graduate students, particularly Ph.D. students, like speaking in front of their peers during their studies. Graduate students are laser-focused on their accomplishments. Why should they not be? Despite mounting demands to the contrary, graduate students in the liberal arts and sciences, in particular, are obligated to a performance-oriented culture. As a result, it’s unsurprising that graduate students are more willing to talk about what they’ve accomplished and what they’re studying. So, how can you make sure that you’re completely conveying all of your amazing abilities in the future? How can you be sure you’re successfully communicating your story? A smart place to start is to talk to your university’s career services about your varied roles and how you can express them.