Grad school dating
A lab rotation is a trial period to assess a lab and its people, while they assess you, to see if you if you are a good match for each other. Some people start grad school knowing exactly who they want to work with.The best way to think of rotations is like a date for a potentially (very) long-term relationship. This is a little like deciding to marry someone before the first date.After I finished my Ph D I realized that in order to get my degree I had to overcome many of the same barriers as other graduate students.Going further, this brought up a key question: Why wasn’t there a book that summarized all the tricks and tips of navigating graduate school?I can certainly relate, since my fiancé and I were graduate students at the same time, and we got married during my last year in graduate school.(For simplicity, I will use spouse and significant other interchangeably.) If your worth as an individual depends on your achievements, then you’re extremely vulnerable in graduate school because you’re bound to not succeed some of the time.Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for dissertation/thesis candidates for August 2017 Commencement.
See Guidelines: Last day to take the oral examination (oral defense) for master’s candidates for December 2017 Commencement. Last day for non-thesis candidates to take the oral or comprehensive examination for May 2017 Commencement.As if meeting people in grad school wasn’t hard enough!So I made online dating profiles on OKCupid and Plenty of Fish.I’m a graduate student, so dating isn’t something that I get a lot of time to do.And ignoring the fact that dating within your own department can be treading on thin ice, there are only 3 other dudes in my department none of whom are gay so I’d be shit outta luck anyway.
Your school will provide you with ample information on taking classes, but picking rotations is a different matter. At the other end of the spectrum, there are people who go into labs without studying the lab and the way it is run, like they are going on a blind date; neither strategy is ideal.