Here is a random assortment of tools and miscellaneous articles with thought-provoking ideas to ponder. We’re showing the URLs instead of cloaking the links so you know where you’ll be clicking to if you choose to follow any of them.
The main point is: You’re in a position to be making plans and decisions, but how do you know which direction to go in? You may have landed somewhere in Round 1 and you have clarity on what your next few years will be like, based on a planned start in a program in the Fall… Or you may be in that in-between stage, with some Round 2 apps in the hopper and you’re waiting for interview next steps, and/or Round 1 waitlist situations that may feel like they’re going to drag out forever (and, honestly, some people do end up staying on a waitlist all the way through to June).
Brilliant advice about whether to try to ride the promotion ladder as an engineer
If you struggle with making decisions, here is some excellent information about bias and and mental / thinking traps
Excellent (long) explanation from @firstround about how we make decisions – and how you can deploy that knowledge to influence others http://firstround.com/review/master-the-art-of-influence-persuasion-as-a-skill-and-habit/
Now how about a useful trick for analyzing decisions you need to make – especially when you feel resistance
And, why you make horrible life choices:
One of the core skills you need in order to progress in your career? A willingness to receive feedback.
Advice to new students (and everyone!) from professors at Wharton:
And finally: An idea for ongoing improvement:
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