Transitioning to Graduate School: Finding your Why


Sep. 12, 2023, 12pm to 1pm

Office/Remote Location



Students who are intrinsically motivated are more likely to persist through challenges. Additionally, intrinsic motivation can help promote well-being and positive mental health. Part of developing intrinsic motivation is understanding the purpose in one’s actions, or the “why”. This workshop will investigate the motivations for pursuing a graduate degree. Students will learn about motivations for graduate school that has been found in previous literature and use this to explore their own personal motives. Attendees will examine their expectations of their graduate degree and consider why they chose to enroll in a graduate degree.

The Grad Academy Pillars: Wellness
Panelists/Facilitator(s): Dr. Amanda Hoffman, Visiting Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV students. Please log in to your Grad Rebel Gateway (GRG) account and click on The Grad Academy tab to RSVP for this workshop. If you do not have a GRG account, you will be prompted to create one. 

Contact Information

Graduate College
Grad Academy

External Sponsor

Graduate College
Department of Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education