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28 Everyday Decisions That College Students Are Terrible At Making →

I still struggle with these EVERY DAY.  As I’m sitting in the library at 11pm, chugging coffee, and trying to make edits.  FML.

— 10 months ago with 1 note
#life of a grad student  #procrastination  #ughhhhhhhhhhhh  #I HATE MY LIFE RIGHT NOW  #FUCK YOUR REVISIONS  #sorry guys just how im feeling right now 
Full on grinding at midnight on a Saturday.  Yes I have two computers—one for creating my presentation and one to run LiST.  Apparently Johns Hopkins doesn’t find it vital to create software that can run on MacOS.

#publichealthcansuckit #only2weekstogo

Full on grinding at midnight on a Saturday. Yes I have two computers—one for creating my presentation and one to run LiST. Apparently Johns Hopkins doesn’t find it vital to create software that can run on MacOS.

#publichealthcansuckit #only2weekstogo

— 10 months ago
#life of a grad student  #why did i decide to take classes again? 
Community Post: 26 Things Grad Students Love →

Yerrrrrp.

— 11 months ago
#grad school lyfe  #grad school  #life of a grad student 
Got to love those early morning work sessions.  Weekend?  What weekend?

Got to love those early morning work sessions. Weekend? What weekend?

— 1 year ago
#life of a grad student  #or should it be life of a research assistant?  #saturday mornings 
Life of a Grad Student, Vol. 60

I haven’t really have a full schedule of classes since my first year of grad school, and I DID NOT MISS IT.  I decided to take a full course load to boost my Ph.D. applications.  While I have read a lot of sexual/reproductive health and immigration articles and books, I don’t have anything on my transcripts that says I know anything about it.  Sadly, my department does not offer courses in those areas (instead focuses on things like Critical Pedagogy and Globalization, because they seem to think that THEORY is better than actual research within Sociology).  So, I ventured out of the department to take some courses.  I am taking a Human Sexuality and Disease course and a Maternal and Child Health course over in the Graduate School of Public Health.  I am also taking a Critical Migration Studies course with one of my mentor’s friends in the Geography department.  Today was my first day and I’m EXHAUSTED.  Since the sexuality course involves anatomy, physiology, and epidemiology I will actually be taking exams.  Mind you, I haven’t had an actual exam in over two years, I don’t even know if I know how to study for one anymore.

Additionally, I already have 33 students scheduled for tutoring appointments over in the athletic department and will be working the max 20 hours over there.  And, the grant money finally came in so I will also be working 20 hours as a research assistant.  The National Institutes of Health will be giving me my paycheck, which I’m stoked about since they are on my list of dream jobs.

And during all this, I’m supposed to fit in my boyfriend, who at any moment may be getting orders and moving.  I was actually considering taking off some time from school to move to Japan with him to teach at the University of Maryland campus on the base over there.  Thankfully his monitor emailed him this morning and told him he was no longer needed there.  Great news, except now we have no idea where and when he’ll be receiving his orders.  Its no wonder that A| my mentor is always telling me the easiest way to maintain a relationship while a grad student is to move in with them because grad school life sucks and B| that many significant others of people in the military are not pursuing their own careers because of how quickly things can change.

I’m really hoping once I get back into a routine this whole full class schedule, full work schedule thing will work out and I’ll be able to set some time aside for myself to save my sanity.

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#life of a grad student  #classes  #grad school 
MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHEN I TRY TO EXPLAIN MY RESEARCH

 

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Story of my life.  As soon as I say, I’m ‘logistically regressing’faces go blank.

— 1 year ago with 220 notes
#life of a grad student  #research 
Life of a Grad Student, Vol. 57

I’m warning ya’ll now, as I’m entering my last month of my master’s program (how the hell did it go so fast?!?) expect me to start dropping some sentimental shit.  I’ve been reflecting a lot on the girl that entered the grad program in Fall 2011 and the woman who is going to be walking in just a month.  And honestly, that is the perfect analogy because I’ve changed in so many ways and know that I will continue to grow as I enter a Ph.D. program.

Although, I really am just looking forward to this year off.  I need some sleep.

To be continued.

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#Life of a grad student  #sentimental shit  #grad school  #graduating! 
Life of a Grad Student, Vol. 54

Just got 8 books for my last seminar on race for only $140, woohoooooooo!

But knowing that I will be reading 8 books, in a class with one of the tougher (known) professors in the department, noooooooooo.  And she may be out for a vengeance since this is her last semester at my school.  Here’s to busting my butt and many nights in to keep that 4.0. 

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#life of a grad student  #textbooks 
Life of a Grad Student, Vol. 53

Things I should be excited about this semester:

Finishing my thesis

Submitting two journal articles

Attending a conference in Nevada

Graduating

Things I’m actually excited about this semester:

Trips to San Fran, Mammoth, and Minneapolis

LT coming to visit

Beyond Wonderland rave in San Bernadino

Aztec basketball games

My graduation celebration at Disneyland

Graduating

Grad school makes you the WORST, UNFOCUSED procrastinator of all time.

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#life of a grad student  #procrastination  #unfocused  #THE WORST 
WINTER BREAK

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

EXPECTATION:

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REALITY:

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collab: Greent33 and WSWCGS

GPOY…all day, every day.

— 1 year ago with 308 notes
#winter break  #life of a grad student 
FREE FOOD

whatshouldwecallgradschool:

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Yep, that’s grad school life.  

Hence why I am going to the department brunch tomorrow.  I don’t turn down free food.

(via k3bby)

— 1 year ago with 70 notes
#Life of a grad student  #food  #gradschoolprobs