More than just a good GPA

More than just a good GPA - It takes more than just a good...

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“It takes more than just a good GPA to be successful after college” Invited talk by: The UCD chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi for initiation event on May 7, 2009. Featured speaker: Andreas Toupadakis, Department of chemistry, UC Davis. I want to speak for my students because I feel their fears and see their tears. I want to speak for their parents because I feel their agony, and I understand their concerns. I am also a parent. This morning I received the following words from a student: “Over this past year I myself have come to the realization that whatever I do in the future, I want it to be something I am passionate about. I am now entering my fourth year and trying to decide between going to graduate school or law school. My biggest fear is choosing something that I will be unsatisfied with. I was looking at your website and came across the line, "We are where we are, not because of coincidences, but because of how we responded to them," and it makes me think about something I heard in a last lecture featuring Fred Wood. He said that life isn't about your destination but the journey to that destination. Both of
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course CHE 2a taught by Professor Tingguo during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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