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Discussion for Building Resilience - Dealing with Application and Interview Stress

Discussion Group/Brown Bag: Personal Development

Oct 02, 2020

Speaker(s): Erin Gates, OITE Wellness Advisor
This event is recommended for: Postbacs.

This event is only for NIH Intramural Trainees currently in our postbac program.  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 

While applying and interviewing for graduate or professional school you will experience many ups and downs and expend lots of time and energy.  Writing personal statements, practicing your interviewing skills, and waiting to receive an answer are all stressful, but not all stress is bad for you. Positive stress can create motivation and focus and may even feel exciting.  Learning how to leverage short-term positive stress can help us to focus, motivate us to work harder, successfully navigate transitions, or complete a difficult task.   Let’s explore ways to utilize positive stress and to better cope with negative stress during your application and interview process. 

Please join us for a discussion with OITE Wellness Advisor, Erin Gates The discussion group provides a welcoming and confidential space to explore positive and proactive ways to build resilience and self-care skills.  Building your resiliency and self-care skills now will help you to successfully navigate through these periods of growth, and will serve you well throughout your academic and career path.