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Category Archives: Grad School
“Preliminary examination results: Fail. Please meet with your committee members to discuss your exam.” These are the words I have seen five out of the six times I’ve opened an envelope after pouring my soul into studying for a prelim … Continue reading
I put together my grad school applications when I was studying abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia, which meant that they were cobbled together in a string of internet cafes, fueled by little more than espresso and impatience. I dashed off … Continue reading
Most PhD programs in the United States fund their graduate students. Yet it is still beneficial for graduate students to obtain outside funding. A graduate student’s funding may be offered in the form of a teaching fellowship, but those wishing to … Continue reading
There are certain moments from grad school that will always stick with me: the conference in Boston where my usually quiet lab mate opened up to me; the nights I spent drinking cheap beer with my closest friends in the … Continue reading