Tag Archives: grad school

Safety nets

The zomg grad school carnival!!!1 is now posted over at 49 Percent, so head on over and read all the wonderful posts that Samia has collected for us. One issue that I’ve been ruminating on for a while is whether … Continue reading

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Birthday cat and lab stuff.

Sorry for the radio silence yesterday. I had a big day full of thesising, teaching Undergrad T how to filter his samples, cleaning grime off of the evaporimeter (Labmate J swears by toothpaste for this job, but I didn’t have … Continue reading

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More thesising.

K wants to go see Despicable Me today, which I desperately want to see, but I had to say no because I was counting on working on my thesis today. Infinite sadfaces. We were actually supposed to go see it … Continue reading

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I’m a nerd and K is a safari explorer.

My own mother called me a nerd on facebook because I was gushing about nephrophysiology during lecture this morning. THANKS MOM! I love you too. K is at his first day of Real Job today. He showed me the uniform. … Continue reading

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Weird things professors do.

I got my thesis proposal back from my advisor this morning, and I’ve spent most of the afternoon going over his comments and making revisions while K and his friend kill aliens on the couch next to me. Friend brought … Continue reading

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Culture shock and grad school identities

In my second post for Samia’s zomg grad skool carnival!!!1, I’m going to attack a different question. Samia asks, “How has the academic culture affected your navigation through multiple identities? Was there a culture shock involved?” When I first became … Continue reading

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What I wish I knew when I started grad school

For the zomg grad skool carnival!!!1 Samia wants to know: What do you wish you’d known going in? What are you struggling with now? It’d be really awesome if people could address more than just the academic portion of graduate … Continue reading

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