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Evening scene in Oia, Santorini.

Staying Productive While Off-Campus: Some Hard-Learned Lessons

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m spending this academic year in Athens, Greece. In the previous part, I listed online resources to help productivity. This time, I’m offering pointedly lower-tech and harder-learned tips on how to get work done while fumbling through, adjusting to, or just plain enjoying a new work environment – from one master procrastinator to another. (If you’re among the few who do not get distracted by eternal beach weather or soulful folk music while drinking wine and watching the sunset: congrats, and you can skip this post!)

The Early Stages of Deciding on a Career Path

First of all, congratulations on being accepted to one of the top-tier graduate institutions in the country! That is an enormous accomplishment, and you should be proud of yourself for that. But, if you’re like me, that was only the first step towards your larger goal of that dream career. This is the first rung of the ladder.

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