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Managing the Unexpected in Life

Managing the Unexpected in Life

In the third video of "The Graduate Advantage: Navigating Academics & Life" series, Dr. Becky Kuhn explains how to manage unexpected challenges faced by graduate students. Dr. Kuhn, with over 20 years of experience in academic coaching and teaching, emphasizes the importance of normalizing and preparing for life's uncertainties during graduate studies. She advises students to anticipate difficulties and adopt a proactive mindset toward them.

Key strategies include removing non-essential commitments (illustrated by the metaphor of removing a piece of furniture from a room) to create space for academic and personal growth. Dr. Kuhn shares her personal experiences of dealing with significant life events during her doctoral studies, highlighting the necessity of setting boundaries, communicating effectively with family and professors, and building a supportive network. She stresses the importance of taking care of your own health and wellbeing, prioritizing family, and being flexible with academic goals.

Ultimately, Dr. Kuhn encourages students to trust in God's sovereignty and align their plans with His, ensuring they maintain a holistic approach to handling life's challenges while pursuing graduate education.

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