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Personal Development

Quick Bytes: From Anxiety to Adventure - What is Your "Stress Mindset"

Based on Kelly McGonigal’s TED Talk (“How to make stress your friend”) and Book (“The Upside of Stress”), this workshop will give participants a basic introduction to mindset science and then dive into its application to the issue of stress coping. Be prepared to befriend stress.

Donnovan Somera Yisrael, senior health educator, with a focus on mental health and well being, Well Being at Stanford, Vaden Health Center & Student Affairs

Quick Bytes: Take the Wheel and Be the Driver of Your Graduate Education

Navigate through grad school with the Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework - also known as the "VPGE Wheel". You’ll walk away from this interactive workshop with a tailored list of campus resources and learning experiences to help you make the most of your time in grad school, succeed academically, and prepare for your career beyond Stanford.

Helen J. Doyle, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE

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Fellows Forum: Time Mastery: Strategies That Promote Productivity

Time management is a challenge in graduate school when you’re balancing coursework, teaching, research, and/or dissertation writing. In this workshop, you’ll learn tools and methods for planning effectively and working with focus. Learn to tailor strategies for planning your quarter, for planning a balanced week, and for setting up your workspace, resulting in greater focus, motivation, and productivity.

Nicholas Santascoy, PhD, academic coach, Center for Teaching and Learning

Research as Praxis: Participatory Data Collection, Analysis, and Publishing

This workshop series is designed for Stanford graduate students interested in learning more about and developing their skills in community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields. Sessions will be held over lunch. Please check the website for location confirmation: haas.stanford.edu.

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Take a break, pet a dog

The Terman Engineering Library is pleased to have therapy dogs again this quarter. Please join us in the Y2E2 Courtyard on the second Thursday of the month from 3-4pm. Dog and owner teams from Pet Partners will be providing relaxation and stress relief. In the event of rain, look for us under the covered walkway. Please join us!

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