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Discussion for Building Resilience - Graduate Students

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development; Wellness

Jul 07, 2020

Speaker(s): Annie Scheiner, OITE Wellness Advisor
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students.

This event is only for NIH Intramural Trainees currently in our graduate student programs.  This session will be held online via Zoom and the link will be distributed in NIH Trainee Listserv announcements. If you need the link immediately please email 

Your years in graduate school can be an exciting time of personal growth and development. They can also be a frustrating and difficult time. Often, pursuing a graduate degree is simultaneously challenging and rewarding. As a grad student at NIH, you are concurrently balancing research, managing a relationship between your university and NIH, writing a dissertation, and trying to figure out how to tell your PI that you want to graduate. Between worrying about moving your project forward, balancing work and life, making career decisions, finding time to address career development needs, and interpersonal issues with mentors, mentees, and labmates, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and disconnected. Recent events have added uncertainty about when you can complete your projects and when you will reach the next milestone. Join us for a chance to discuss the unique challenges you face as a graduate student.

Please join us for a discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Annie Scheiner. The discussion group provides a welcoming and confidential space to explore positive and proactive ways to build resilience and self-care skills.