Year 2 of the PhD: Setting Goals with a Career in Mind


As I reflect on my first year of completed Ph.D. studies, I am aware of several goals that I accomplished. For example, my first peer-reviewed article was accepted for publication! Additionally, I began work as a research assistant on a project examining the impact of a supervisory model on counseling students’ self-efficacy. This is really good news, and I am pleased with these accomplishments. However, I am also aware of goals that did not happen. For instance, two presentations I submitted to my national conference were rejected. Another peer-reviewed paper was turned down. This happens to everyone, and you can read my last post about strategies on how to deal with academic rejection. Continue reading