- Be Focused & Have a Plan: You need to be focused on what you want to do after the military and how to achieve those goals. What do you want to do professionally? Where do you want to live? Make sure you have your transition plan in place, including your education.
It’s just like going outside the wire – you need to have everything planned and double-checked before you get out into the civilian world. This may be the most important thing on this list.
- Stay Motivated: It’s easy to allow yourself to feel down about leaving the military, even to the point of experiencing anxiety. If the military is all you’ve ever known, then it’s going to be a tough transition – but you can do it. Learn from the past, stay in the present, and stay focused on the future. This is the mindset that will keep you motivated.
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In late 2014, Trident’s Career Advising & Development Center launched its successful webinar series. Over the course of this year, we’re going to be looking back at many of these sessions, which are filled with wisdom and advice from career center Manager Tanya White-Earnest.
Today, we’ll be recapping the very first CADC webinar, “Cool Tools For Your Career Development.” In this session, Tanya gave an overview of some of her favorite career-enhancement tools on the web. If you’re looking to get your job search going in the right direction, this is a great place to start!
Quantitative research, according to Aliaga and Gunderson (2000), is “explaining phenomena by collecting numerical data that are analyzed using mathematically based methods (in particular statistics).” It’s a formal, objective, and systematic process, and it’s one that is absolutely integral to scholarly and professional research.
The path to successfully completing a doctoral degree is long, filled with many challenges to overcome. While times may sometimes be tough, preparation and determination are key, especially when it comes to your approach to the dissertation.
Here are some of the most common dissertation pitfalls, along with some tips to help you avoid them:
- Identify area of research interests early: The earlier you identify your area of research interests, the better prepared you will be going into your program’s dissertation phase. It’s not often that students have trouble finding an area to research, it’s quite the opposite – many students have curious minds, which leads to having a broad list of interests. Don’t try to save the world with your first research study – find a specific issue and focus on that.
This is a companion post to the recent Career Advising & Development Center webinar, "LinkedIn or Left Out: What Does Your LinkedIn Profile Do For You? (Part 2)."
- Actively update your profile: Your LinkedIn profile is at its most powerful when it contains current information. Let your network know what you’re doing in your current position, and communicate it by using industry relevant keywords. Finally, make sure your writing is impeccable, free of all grammar and spelling errors. This could be a recruiter’s first impression of you, so you want to make sure it counts!