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Good day everyone. I'm Dr. Kyra Leigh Sutton,
and I'm a faculty member at Rutgers University of New Jersey in the United States.
Welcome to goal setting,
time management and networking in a first role.
I've studied the transition of young adults into the workplace for more than 12 years.
Something significant to me is for young adults
to remember you have agency over your career.
It means that your career choices matter.
You should select opportunities that give me the best chance to learn and grow.
It also means that it's the responsibility of those like
myself who have transitioned from school to work to help the next generation.
Overall, if we send young adults into
the real-world without specific evidence-based guidance,
we fail you each time.
This series is intended to fill that void and lessen
the uncertainty young adults experience
as they transition to their first permanent roles.
Many young adults have benefited from courses or guidance focused on how to get the job.
In contrast, less emphasis is given to what happens
during the first few years after young adults start working.
This part of the series is focused on helping you perform on the job.
The goal of this session is to make suggestions related to
three skills that will make your life at work easier,
including setting goals, time management,
and networking, which I prefer to call relationship-building.
Lastly, if you've listened to any of the other sessions, they're very research-based.
For this session, I wanted to be more conversational.
I want you to feel like we're sitting and talking in-person.
Therefore, I'll use several examples from
my career and personal life throughout this session.
I hope you'll enjoy the change in style.