How to Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks As A Student Scholar

How to Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks As A Student Scholar
Thursday, August 6, 2015, 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Presenter: Dr. Anderson Prewitt
Location: White Hill


Students have a number of roles. Whether a graduate or undergraduate student, a participant in a research experience or on an internship, various roles and responsibilities are part of the territory. Often we must perform well academically while working as an intern or perhaps while working as a researcher in a lab. Generally in life there are often set backs that we must overcome or deal with. This workshop focuses on how do we deal with life’s setbacks and come out on top. What happens when you have a bad semester as an undergrad or grad student? What do you do when you get a bad start to a research experience or the first half of your internship doesn’t go so well? This workshop will give participants the chance to learn and develop strategies to overcome these types of setbacks and “finish strong” even in the midst of difficult circumstances. Participants will gain knowledge, get real world advice, and will participate in case studies. Specific topics will include personal stories and unique experiences on how to “bounce back” from:

  • Academic Struggles
  • Having a bad semester (or year) and developing a plan to finish strong
  • Work/Internship Problems
  • Recovering from a bad first impression and “adding value”
  • Research Troubles – When your research doesn’t go how you planned (Hint: It NEVER Does!)

Presenter Bio

Dr. Anderson D. Prewitt earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida, where his specialization was Electromagnetics. He also has a Master’s in Materials Engineering and a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Florida where his dissertation work focused on the Electronic Properties of Energy Converting Materials.  Anderson is the founder of Prewitt Solutions a technology consulting firm, and he has conducted research related to various topics including Renewable Energy, Electromechanical Sensor Systems, and Applied Computational Data Analysis. Currently he’s conducting research with the WAMI Group at the University of South Florida related to advanced additive manufacturing of wireless devices via 3D printing  using novel materials, methods, and modeling techniques.

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