Kevin Dalby, UT Austin Professor, Shares 5 Tips on Motivating Yourself to Go Back to School to Pursue Higher Education

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The importance of continued education in the fast-paced world we live in is evident to many of us. No matter the degree you currently hold, chances are that you may want to go back to school to boost your skillset and advance your career at some point. After working for a few years, some people realize that their current path is not appealing to them anymore and go back to school to change careers. However, regardless of your intentions, going back to school to earn yet another degree can seem daunting, especially if you have a family to support financially and have to give up a secure job while in school. In this article, Kevin Dalby, UT Austin professor, shares his tips on motivating yourself to go back to school to pursue higher education.

Tip #1. Find your “why.”

Tip #2. Consider a career switch.

Tip #3. Move into a leadership role.

Tip #4. Develop a specialization.

Tip #5. Become a researcher.

Earning an advanced degree is a big step requiring financial and time commitment. So, before you make a move, make sure you’ve weighed your options and that you have the right motivations. After all, is said and done, you will be glad you got your higher degree and feel even more fulfilled regarding your career.

About Kevin Dalby

Dr. Kevin Dalby is a professor of chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, currently working on cancer drug discovery.