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'In Grad School' Archive

Seven Things: that I will do when I am done with grad school

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Friends, I finish grad school in 4 and a half days. No, I do not know what I will be doing next.  But aside from finding a job I will be doing the following: 1. Rereading Anna Karenina, and maybe Harry Potter. I’ve been reading a lot of crap lately, mixed in with reading for […]

Seven Things: That Engineering Grad Students Keep Near By

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

So first off, school has started, I’ve been helping my advisor with projects for a conference she’s in charge of that’s had me on call pretty much all the time, we’ve been running around like mad people trying to finish up wedding check list items AND enjoy and put up the fruits and veggies that […]

Signs I’m Spending Too Much Time in the Lab

Friday, August 26th, 2011

1. I try to use my lab key to unlock my car.

Monday, April 25th, 2011

One of the most important skills I’ve learned in grad school thus far is how to answer the following questions when asked by my advisor: “When can I expect you to have this done?” “How far along do you think you’ll be by next week?”

Seven Things: That I haven’t had time to do because of school

Monday, April 11th, 2011

I know all 6 of my readers have been all like “why isn’t there a new seven things post?  April 7th was almost a week ago.  Slacking macnamania, slacking.” To which I reply, ” If you do one of my million projects due in the next week, I will write the post.” What, no offers? […]

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

looking forward to the end of the semester so I can read my own books again

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Grad school means I go to bed earlier on the weekends than I do on the weeknights.

In Grad School

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I’m starting a new category here at macnamania.  Seeing as how I spend at least 60 hours a week doing grad school related things, I have a lot of thoughts about grad school.  Some of these apply to school in general, some to engineering, some to UofM.  So enjoy. How I know I’m doing a […]