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    Next Intensive Starts

    in January 2022!

  • Make It Happen Virtual Intensive

    4 Week Virtual Intensive Designed for Graduate Students

    The Make it Happen Virtual Intensive is a 4-week professional development experience designed specifically for graduate students to increase productivity and maximize opportunities for success in and beyond graduate school. Graduate students experience a range of challenge that often go unaddressed and can result in isolation, poor course performance, delayed matriculation or graduation, and lowered self efficacy for program completion. This virtual learning experience is packed with information and useful strategies designed to assist graduate students with navigating common challenges while preparing for the next phase of their careers.

  • Program Components

    Participants who engaged in all program components are now obtaining clarity on their path to degree completion, growing their mentor networks, publishing their own papers, leading their own research teams, and winning more fellowship and grant money than before.

    On Demand Training Content, Tools, & Customizable Templates

    Easy to follow lessons that can be accessed on your on schedule, complete with four 60-minute video trainings, teaching you the step-by-step processes I’ve taught to over hundreds of students just like you. In addition, you will have access to dozens of customizable templates, resources, and worksheets to advance your career.

    Weekly "Write Here" Accountability Meetings

    Built in accountability sessions so you can show up to do the deep brain work that will push your graduate school career to the next level. These groups provide ongoing support and the opportunity to connect and network with other students.

    Group Career Coaching and Support Sessions 

    A combination of mentoring, directed guidance and supportive group advice, these groups provide ample opportunity for you to get your needs met and learn about strategies that have been effective for other students. Come with questions and leave with answers.

  • Covering the Following Topics

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    Key Mindset Shifts

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    Time and Focus Management

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    Strategic Planning

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    Radical Self-Care

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    Building Supportive Networks

  • If you are feeling isolated and lost, having challenges with your advisor, or struggling to finish, you're in the right place. Give us one month and we will provide you with the guidance, resources, and tools you need to break out of that cycle of stagnation and move forward with accomplishing your goals in and beyond graduate school. We developed this program just for you because we are invested in seeing you thrive.

    Dr. Jasmine Abrams

    Founder, Thrive Institute for Professional Development

  • "I just wanted to say thank you so much. I cannot adequately express how much of a game changer this workshop was. I received more practical skills about how to thrive in academia in that 6 hours [of program content] than I have in all my education so far."

    Graduate Student, University of Saskatchewan

    "It has really energized me and reframed how I should strive to conduct my work and approach my goals. Long-term planning has always been something that I've found daunting, but [this] workshop made it such an exciting experience ...! I already mentioned the benefits of [the] workshop to my PI, and I am recommending [the] upcoming webinar to friends ... I want so many others to benefit from [this] incredible guidance."

    Masters Student, Boston University

    "This program allowed my to critically reflect on my WHY, recenter my personal and academic goals, and actively engage in strategies to promote my long-term success. I found myself facing difficulty with making progress on my Qualifying Paper, and your workshop inspired immense clarity and direction! I am confident the lessons I learned and the connections I gained will allow me to meet my goals and finish the semester stronger than expected!"

    Doctoral Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    I learned a lot about how to conceptualize what my "foundation" or "habits" need to look like. I often thought that the issue was my work flow or routine as opposed to really getting the opportunity to Zoom out and think, what motivates me, how can I integrate that into my day-to-day/micro settings, and have that push me forward. I've come across that concept but Dr. Abrams' workshop really has materialized exactly how we can do and approach this with helpful tips, tools, and guidance!

    Graduate Student, Harvard University

    "This workshop was A++++. I have pages of notes and it has changed my mindset on things I need to change as a doc student... I realized I have been counting myself out prematurely, that instead I have strengths that I've been ignoring and weaknesses that are surmountable. This [was] like therapy but so much more!... So glad I attended this ... program."

    Doctoral Student, Montclair State University

  • You Will Get the Exact Framework Used to Help Graduate Students

    Like You Achieve Their Goals

    Watch the videos below to hear previous participants share their program experiences.

    Briana Spivey

    Doctoral Student, University of Georgia

    Aine Dolan

    Graduate Student, University of Saskatchewan

    Myles Bartholomew

    Doctoral Student, Brown University

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