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As a fourth year doctoral candidate, in addition to having completed comprehensive examinations and prospectus and working on the dissertation, my thoughts are also turning towards the job market and securing that first academic position. This purpose of this blog is to chronicle the trials and tribulations of completing my Ph.D. and finding that first job.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

You Know Your A Grad Student When...

Not sure where I found this, if I could remember I'd give them credit... I suppose the smart thing would be to Google it, but that would take more effort on my part this early Saturday morning....

1) You and your fellow grad students view researching as a "treasure hunt"
2) You hang out with your cohort on a Saturday night to talk about the readings for Comm. Theory
3) You become way too excited about the Georgia football game--and stop whatever you are doing to watch your team win on TV (since no one informed you about buying season tickets! Curses!)
4) You hang out with your cohort at the bar and talk about the difficulties of communication in dating and relationships--and don't feel awkward about it
5) Your graduate department begins its own discussion blog
6) You become excited about the possibilities of a research paper after spending your entire Friday in the library
7) You play "Catch Phrase" and use GRE words to describe terms--and EVERYONE understands you
8) You talk about the future of writing a journal article with a fellow classmate--and laugh hysterically when you realize that people will only continue to confuse both of your names upon reading this future article
Any others to add...

Tags: graduate student, graduate students, graduate school, higher education, education

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