Learning how to be an effective group member is one of the core lessons in graduate school. As a graduate student, you’re going to have to work as part of a group at some point in the course of your program. If doing so makes your stomach churn with unease, it might be helpful to view the experience as a great opportunity for growth.
To grow, it’s necessary to get uncomfortable. It’s through facing challenges that you will learn what you’re capable of doing in this world. If you dream of a career filled with purpose and fulfillment, learning to work well with others is crucial. When you succeed as part of a group, you become an empowered professional who can empathize, lead, draw upon the strengths of others, collaborate, and essentially add great value to yourself and others.
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