Resilience is a necessary skill for graduate students, and it has only become more relevant since the COVID-19 pandemic. Two McGill graduate students decided to develop and deliver a workshop to support graduate student resilience and create a community of peer support. Read more about the background of the workshop in the McGill Reporter and on the GradLife blog.
Why does this matter? Why isn’t this working? From Surviving to Thriving: Resilience in Grad School is a peer-led workshop tackling common questions that come up during the roller-coaster experience of graduate school.
During this 2-hour interactive session, participants describe factors that lead to stress in their graduate experience, identify reframing strategies for emotional resilience, and develop a plan to apply reframing strategies to their graduate experience.