Dear DPT Graduates,
Congratulations! Your dedication and achievement is remarkable. Welcome to the Profession.
As you are aware, your new profession provides many avenues of growth through a myriad of specialties and environments. You will encounter the agreeable and challenging; and if you’re lucky, the unbelievable or unthinkable. Therein lies your opportunity.
Our world of political and financial uncertainty births opportunity. Change is the only constant. Move beyond the tribalism plaguing our profession; collaborate your way to success. While the pendulum swings relentlessly to the extremes, beware of boxing in your future by rigidly defining yourself. Look to these extremes as your opportunity to leap-frog toward your goals. As Rahm Emmanual said, “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.” Be open to novel possibilities. Avoid ideology; never stop learning. Stand on the shoulders of those before you.
One last piece of professional advice: DPT Graduate Do Not Outsource Thyself. Be indispensable. Keep this in mind as you make decisions regarding your new profession. You graduate with a strong foundation deserving of meaningful progression; anything less would be a disservice. In keeping with this advice, it is best to discover obstacles before you trip over them. As John Paulson said, “Watch the downside, the upside will take care of itself. ”
Congratulations. Welcome to your new profession. Be daringly great,
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