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  1. Don’t Do It Like ME! Setting Realistic Short-Term Goals Stacey Schultz-Cherry Associate Member Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  2. Are you kidding?

  3. What do other people do? Undergrads What’s a What’s a short- term goal? What’s a Hmmmm?

  4. What do other people do? What’s a Daily to do list for expts then short term goals for grad school stuff Make a list example – submit NRSA What’s a Over-arching long term goal broken into daily things to accomplish Stacey tells me what to do PhD students & Postdocs

  5. What do other people do? Colleagues

  6. So – how do you set a short-term goal? What is a short-term goal? A goal or objective is a desired result a person or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve—a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Many people endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines. It is roughly similar to purpose or aim, the anticipated result which guides reaction, or an end, which is an object, either a physical object or an abstract object, that has intrinsic value. What the heck? What it’s not is a “TO DO” LIST

  7. So – how do you set a short-term goal? • Be Realistic (not overly ambitious; timely) • Examples: • Write my preliminary exam • Apply for my NRSA • Prepare my tenure package • Write the introduction to my preliminary exam by Tuesday • Discuss the aims of my NRSA with my advisor tomorrow am • Prepare the teaching portion of my tenure package today Give yourself a deadline

  8. So – how do you set a short-term goal? • 2. Be Specific • Examples: • Get good grades in Dr. Ahlquist’s Molecular Virology Class • Network at the ASV meeting • Hire a technician • On Tuesday from 8 – 10 pm complete the homework and study the notes in Mol Virol • At the dance on Tuesday night, I’m going to meet 3 senior members in my field • On Monday, submit personnel requisition to HR Be specific for short-term goals

  9. So – how do you set a short-term goal? • Prioritize • Consider looming deadlines and plan smart! 4. Use a simple method to track your goals

  10. So – how do you set a short-term goal? 4. Mark off your goals when they are accomplished

  11. Is it really that important? What’s a What’s a short- term goal? X 1.9 3.0

  12. Things to consider • Will help with time management • Related to long-term goals • Self-confidence • Interview question • Goals are going to change • stage of career • S - Specific (or Significant). • M - Measurable (or Meaningful). • A - Attainable (or Action-Oriented). • R - Realistic • T - Time-framed (or Trackable)

  13. Questions?