Decisions and Choices

2017 Mar 21

Keeping Ourselves Accountable

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

BSC, 5 Linden Street

with Peter Kozel

Weekly meetings beginning Tuesday, March 7. Get started or work through difficult aspects of your academic work. Get to know fellow students and their experiences with accountability. Share, learn and try strategies, and discover what supports or hinders your accountability. To register, email Peter Kozel - pkozel@bsc.harvard.edu.

2017 Feb 15

Commitment and Creativity: Investing Ourselves in What Matters to Us

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

BSC, 5 Linden Street

with Ariel Phillips and Sheila Reindl

Consider where you devote yourself and your resources in the face of pressures to spread yourself too thin rather than commit your creative intelligence to what deeply matters to you. Register here.

If you need special accommodations, please contact the BSC at least two weeks prior to a workshop.

2017 Feb 03

What Are You Doing with Your Life? (For Graduate Students)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

BSC, 5 Linden Street

with Sheila Reindl and Frank McNamara

Weekly 90-minute meetings on Fridays, beginning early February, time TBD based on participants' availability. Join others in exploring questions of meaning, purpose, engagement, and motivation while reflecting on influences that have shaped your values, goals, and aspirations.

The group is full but you are welcome to sign up for the waitlist by emailing Frank McNamara - fmcnamara@bsc.harvard.edu

2017 Feb 03

Returning to Harvard after Time Away

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

BSC, 5 Linden Street

 

with Craig Rodgers

For Harvard College students. A group to discuss and get support about coming back to Harvard after time away. No registration.

If you need special accommodations, please contact the BSC at least two weeks prior to a workshop.

2017 Feb 03

What Are You Doing with Your Life? (For Undergrads)

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

BSC, 5 Linden Street

with Sheila Reindl and Frank McNamara

Three 90-minute weekly meetings on Friday afternoons beginning early February; start date and time to be determined based on participants’ availability.

For Harvard College students. Join others in exploring questions of meaning, purpose, engagement, and motivation while reflecting on influences that have shaped your values, goals and aspirations. Call 617-495-2581 to schedule a 30-minute pre-group consultation.

2016 Sep 30

What Are You Doing with Your Life?

12:00pm

Location: 

BSC, 5 Linden Street

with Sheila Reindl and Frank McNamara

Weekly 90-minute meetings beginning September 30. For graduate students. A discussion group to explore purpose, passion, potential, conflicts, and challenges. 

2016 Sep 30

Returning from Field Work: For Graduate Students

11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

BSC, 5 Linden Street

with SungLim Shin and Claire Shindler

For graduate students. Re-entry to Harvard after field work can be disorienting and challenging. This workshop provides a space for reflection on your time away and on the experience of field work, while also taking stock of your re-acculturation to Harvard and your plans for going forward with your dissertation research. 

If you need special accommodations, please contact the BSC at least two weeks prior to a workshop.

2016 Sep 23

Returning to Harvard After Time Away

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

BSC, 5 Linden Street

with Craig Rodgers

For Harvard College students. A group to discuss and get support about coming back to Harvard after time away. 

If you need special accommodations, please contact the BSC at least two weeks prior to a workshop.

2016 Oct 12

Commitment and Creativity: Investing Ourselves in What Matters to Us

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

BSC, 5 Linden Street

with Ariel Phillips and Sheila Reindl

Consider where and how you devote your energy, time, talent, and savvy in the face of internal and external pressures to spread yourself too thin -- taking a “just get it done” approach that can result in uninspired productivity rather than committing your creative intelligence in the service of what deeply matters to you.

2015 Dec 04

Preparing for January: Senior Thesis Workshop

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BSC, 5 Linden Street

with Sheila Reindl and Claire Shindler

Develop a plan for your senior thesis work in January. Learn effective writing strategies and ways to manage your time and energy. 

How to Have a Really Successful Failure
Lipson A. How to Have a Really Successful Failure. 2009.Abstract

This essay is dedicated "to you, in particular, if you have failed recently or spectacularly." With vivid examples, the essay challenges our assumptions about the nature of failure and suggests five tips for successful failing. "Think of failure like a scientific experiment. This little booklet will help you understand what variables matter, recognize how they work, and make meaning of the results. You will discover that a failure provides you with a window of clarity, a gift of wisdom." — Robin Mount, Director, Office of Career, Research, and International Opportunities, Harvard University.

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