It's the end of the semester but teachers haven't updated grades leaving you in an abyss of confusion and anxiety. You're confident that you did well but you can't risk the unknown. FINALS COMP EXAMS THESIS DISSERTATION WHY ME?!
We all have that musician/band that brings us joy and happiness when we listen to them. They're that band that has a song for each and every emotion that you feel throughout the day. In my case, they're that band that gets me through graduate school without going mentally insane. EXO! EXO is a 9-member … Continue reading EXO: A Band of Neverending Relief
Many of us have a specific area at our job or home where we go to get our work done. This place is ideally an environment where we can focus and be productive; however, it can also be a place where we can get distracted the most. For example, I can get a lot of … Continue reading Switching Up Your Workspace
Graduating in the middle of the school year but the apartment lease is 12 months Money In need of a new job In need of more experience so you can get the new job In need of an internship for the experience to get the new job Don't have enough experience to get hired for the … Continue reading Why Grads Grieve #7
Many of us are already kicking off spring semester with a fresh syllabus and thesis/dissertation research. For some it may be their last semester while some are just getting started on their graduate career. Either way, it's one step closer to completing that goal! Let's go spring!
Hovering on that oh so thin line between letter grades. Comp exams. Did I buy the right gown? Defending a thesis GRADES
Choosing a topic (that you haven't already done 5 times) Literature Reviews Choosing a theory/model "There's a (insert unrealistic number) page minimum." "I think...I wanna change my topic."
Overestimating your ability to finish an assignment in the time you allotted Written exams that give you carpal tunnel Waiting to get your grade back Your job thinking you're calling out to go have fun when in reality...you have a project to work on When you have a thesis/dissertation to defend
When all of your professors make your research projects due the same day. When professors assign things assuming they're the only class you're in. Getting your grade back. Because getting a B in grad school feels like a D or worse. Thinking you have an amazing research idea...then you're told why it's not so amazing.
Here we are but a few weeks into the semester yet it already feels like the semester couldn't be long enough. With countless readings to do, papers to write, proposals to submit, conferences to present at...where has the time gone already? Personally, I have 2 proposals to submit for conferences, 3 research projects, 2 case … Continue reading Overwhelmed yet?