Why You Need To Learn to Ask For Help

KeepCalmStudio.com-[Crown]-Keep-Calm-And-Ask-For-HelpFor some reason we tend to avoid asking for help. It is one of those things we are all guilty of doing. On multiple occasions when I needed help, I shied away from asking for it. The reasons vary situation to situation; sometimes we do not want to ask for help because it is an ego issue, other times we are just too ashamed to ask for it and sometimes there is no one to ask.

But if one is to pursue graduate studies and live the cursed life of a graduate student, not asking for help is a habit that needs to be gotten rid off as soon as possible. Because the harsh reality of life is, those of us in Grad School will spend most of our time asking our professors, colleagues and even friends to help us out with one thing or another simply because it is a learning process and it cannot work without seeking our answers to stuff we do not know. And this is a lesson I learned the hard way when I started out my first semester. Continue reading Why You Need To Learn to Ask For Help

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Welcome to Atlanta!

Image3 months ago I started off an adventure or as I like to call it, a Gradventure. I left everything behind to move to a new city in a different country on a different continent to pursue my PhD in Political Science.

Atlanta is home now for me and slowly I am learning to love home. But with any adventure, the start was rocky and it took a while before everything settled down. While I was going through the initially rocky start, I promised myself that I would start a blog that would help fellow international graduate students as well as guide those who are interested in starting their very own gradventure 🙂

Welcome to Atlanta… Welcome to Georgia State University … Welcome to my Gradventure! 😀