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  • 1. Surviving Graduate School Techniques (The sky is the limit) Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 2. Presented By: Marlon Moore 1994 Southern University, BS, Rehabilitation 1999 University of Texas Southern Medical Center, Prosthetic & Orthotic Program Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 3. 7 Strategic Concepts to Survive Graduate School Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 4. Cultivate the Mind of a champion There is a certain mindset of a champion that will give him or her that competitive edge over fellow classmates and colleagues. Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 5. #1 Cultivating the mind Refusal to accept average Dedication Determination Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 6. Research & write your future This process begins with understanding how relentless and tenacious you must be in order to prevail over and future adversity. Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 7. #2 Research your future Determine your future Know your limits Save yourself time and money volunteer Participate remember its your future Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 8. Balancing & Structuring If you are to position yourself successfully, then you must begin today to build a support system that is based not where you come from ,or even what you did wrong, but on where you intend to go. Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 9. #3 Staying Balanced Use your time wisely Write down your goals Communicate with your employer Friends & Family Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 10. Discipline AKA Self-control Your achievement will be determine by your ability to commit . Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 11. # 4 Discipline Know when to say no Understanding saying no is ok Sacrifice now for later Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 12. Networking Environment has much to do with results. If you are to position yourself today for graduate school & completion then you must begin today to build a support system that is based on where you going. Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 13. #5 Networking Volunteer (Become what you want to be) Attend Functions that will help your grow Be prepared: Ask yourself what you have to offer to make lives better. Have the right people around you for where are going. Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 14. Goals & Limitations You cannot achieve what you cannot conceive. What are the limits you have the power to remove from you life. Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 15. # 6 Creating reachable goals Prepare mission statement Graduation date Be honest with yourself Understand failure is not an option Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 16. Maturity & Limitations What are the limits you have the power to remove right now? Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 17. #7 Maturity Put limitations on personal spending Manage resources, regardless of what size they are. Credit will be causes of lot of your misery. (repay student loans) Plan, invest, save, build wealth, create value. Thursday, February 19, 2009
  • 18. We no longer live in an economy where a person is trained for one career and works at it for life. To avoid countless error and waist of time follow my 7 simple steps to survival Thursday, February 19, 2009