Discovering the “Big Picture” and Gaining Self-Awareness: Reflections on the Graduate-School Experience
July 15, 2009 Leave a comment
Because of its heavy demands on one’s time and intellect, graduate school is often an intense experience for students. But it’s also a time when students can gain invaluable insights both about the larger context of their field and about their own worldviews, strengths, and weaknesses. Those are just a few of the reflections offered by Eric Peterson in a recent conversation with Foster Excellence.
Peterson, who earned his master’s degree in organization development from American University/NTL, currently serves as the manager of diversity of inclusion at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
“SHRM’s diversity vision is to be a leader provider of tools, resources, and thought leadership for diversity and inclusion practitioners in four years’ time,” said Peterson. “We also seek to advance the diversity and inclusion profession by bringing the best new thinking into practice in members’ organizations, and to bring a new level of professionalism, rigor, and standards to the profession.” Read more of this post