Plant Science Bulletin 67(2)

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STUDENT SECTION Graduate School Advice Since the summer is a time of transition and many of you may be starting graduate programs soon, we decided to collect some general advice on succeeding in graduate school. Often graduate school–related advice focuses on how to get into programs, rather than how to succeed in them. Here we focus on how to flourish in graduate school. The advice shared below, by BSA members (in quotes), focuses on balance, support systems, planning ahead, and taking care of yourself.





By Shelly Gaynor and Imeña Valdes BSA Student Representatives

Graduate school can often feel like a neverending marathon. It’s important to learn how to set boundaries, find work–life balance, and recharge. This may look different for everyone: some people may work great during typical work hours, while others may work great from noon to 1 a.m. Find what works for you! 116

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