I want to work at the intersection of groundbreaking research and engineering in the field of robotics and machine learning to tackle high-impact, difficult problems. However I've been told by many that breaking into this space requires a graduate degree. I don't have one yet - but I enjoy research and building far too much to let that stop me. I figured even though I don't have a PhD, there wasn't anything stopping me from working towards developing the skillset of someone with a PhD. So I spoke to some incredible mentors of mine in graduate programs and narrowed down on four things that they said helped them become better thinkers, researchers, and creators. Then I started doing those things. As the page title suggests, here's how: