"Move forward one step at a time, day by day, and try to leave enough time to explore the world around you - maintaining a balanced social life while in graduate school is critical. Make an effort to strike a balance between your academic and personal life."
Navya V. Nair, PhD student, Sustainability Management
Pankaj Gupta is a postdoc with the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, in the Faculty of Environment. He started as a postdoc in 2019, and his current research involves studying the migration of hydrocarbon pollutants into groundwater systems and developing remediation strategies.
"Challenges are a part of life. Doing a Master's is no different. It's an obstacle that you have to overcome if you want to elevate your ability to read, write, and build your critical thinking. Go into your Master's with an open mind on learning, only then will you see it as an opportunity and not just a challenge."
Prince Khan, MEDI student, Economic Development and Innovation
"There are many events that will happen in your life that you will have no control over, so try to understand the lessons from those moments and use those as a source of growth. Try not to attach your self-esteem to how much you are producing. We are all capable beings and production is ephemeral, but kindness to yourself and other beings is everlasting."
Ileana Diaz, PhD student, Geography and Environmental Management