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 “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” –Alexander Graham Bell

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I remember spending countless hours during my last semester in graduate school looking for employment opportunities. I knew my graduate stipend would run out in a few months, and I would soon need to pay the bills including sky-high rents in the Boston area. As a newbie to the industrial job search, I made all the mistakes under the sun: I applied to countless jobs online, I submitted my standard CV to multiple positions, and (I know this is embarrassing) I did not write a cover letter unless the company required it. In retrospect, my schedule was so busy that I could not give job searching the time and attention it needed.

The last four months before graduation were highly action-packed. In fact, I was not even sure I would make it to graduation because there was so much that needed to be completed both in terms of writing and collecting more data. The one thing that I did right was that I attended meetings and I networked with professionals. While I did not get a job right after graduation, keeping in touch with these professionals helped me to land my industrial job later on.

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Five Steps to Finish Your Thesis on Time While Enjoying Life

I feel so privileged that I have been invited to Tufts University to present my seminar “Five Steps to Finish Your Thesis on Time While Enjoying Life”.

I know that if you are in graduate school, you want to do high quality research while also having time for your friends, family and yourself. I have worked with hundreds of graduate students over the last five years to help them finish their thesis on time while also having a great quality of life outside of work.  It has been a truly happy-young-graduate-students-group-personal_coachingrewarding experience to teach my students a reliable system to help them get their thesis on track so they can find that ideal balance between academic excellence and personal fulfillment.

I know that students in all stages of graduate school will benefit from this seminar, whether they are in their first year, or they are close to the finish line and are already looking at career options.

My five step system will help you to:

-Get clear on the direction of your research and career,
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-Be more productive and have more free time for your family, friends and yourself, and
-Stay motivated and prevent burnouts.

If you would like to schedule a seminar at your department please contact me at dora@finishyourthesis.com.

I look forward to working with you!

 

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