Finding Balance by Saying “No”

If you struggle with finding a balance between your academic work and other obligations in your life, you aren’t alone. It can be difficult to find time for everything important to us. While completing my doctoral degree, people suggested I learn to “say no” when asked to take on additional roles or projects. But, I … Continue reading Finding Balance by Saying “No”

Increasing Your Cultural Sensitivity

We live in an increasingly diverse society. At Walden we have the opportunity to interact with students from all over the world. I am a Latina from Puerto Rico. I made a good friend from Bermuda during my master’s program at Walden. As I move forward in my doctoral journey, I continue to interact with … Continue reading Increasing Your Cultural Sensitivity

5 Essential Tips for Email Etiquette

Email has easily become one of the quickest ways to communicate, especially in online learning environments, where most forms of communication are virtual. Even so, communicating with staff and faculty can be daunting for students new to the online setting. Having the confidence to reach out ensuring the intention and tone don't get lost when … Continue reading 5 Essential Tips for Email Etiquette

Becoming Tech Savvy at Walden

Going back to school in the online environment presents numerous challenges, including keeping files and documents organized, becoming comfortable with new software applications, and learning how to properly save and back up documents. So here are some tips that I have used to prevent me from having a nervous breakdown from technology-related issues. Issue #1 … Continue reading Becoming Tech Savvy at Walden

4 Lessons in Times of Crisis

Being a student is one of the most intense and exciting adventures of our lives. In this academic journey, we focus all our energy and keep organized, but sometimes the unexpected happens. After all, we are human; situations occur that are beyond our control, and this is where we must be creative to cope. Living … Continue reading 4 Lessons in Times of Crisis