Timing Is Everything
Erin J. Walaszczyk, Cory O. Brant, Nicholas S. Johnson, and Weiming Li
Proper time management is unarguably a foundation underlying the success of undergraduate students, graduate students, managers, researchers, and professors alike. Having poor time management can increase the anxiety that comes from the stress of class expectations, meeting schedules, large research goals, publication deadlines, or lingering projects. Graduate school is one critical time that management skills play a vital role in achieving success. The pace of study, schedule, and priorities change considerably from undergraduate to graduate level studies. As you enter graduate school, there are several factors that will allow you to effectively manage and organize your time. Here, personal lessons and experiences will be shared related to the values of time management through several career avenues. It is our hope that the tools and strategies presented here will prove useful for avoiding some of the consequences that inevitably come from poor time management.