Today I had the pleasure of attending the Doctoral Dissertation Defense for one of our PROMISE students. She did a fabulous job and demonstrated her excellent science! Her advisor and committee used words like “outstanding” and “fantastic” to describe both her and her work. Days like today make those days when she and others were thinking about quitting. One of her friends, another recent Ph.D. was also in the group today. I was so proud to share in the celebration. So my word for the day is PERSEVERE! The dictionary says:
- hang in, hold on,
- be persistent, refuse to stop
If you’re just applying to college or grad school or if you’re a current student working toward your degree(s), keep plugging along; don’t give up!