Category: phd

Accepting a calculated risk, the grad student …

Accepting a calculated risk, the grad student naps during his office hours.

Spotting a student on her phone in the front r…

Spotting a student on her phone in the front row, the grad student begrudgingly respects how little she cares about the class.

Attending a meeting scheduled for Thursday, th…

Attending a meeting scheduled for Thursday, the grad student realizes today is Wednesday.

Jamming gym clothes into his luggage for a con…

Jamming gym clothes into his luggage for a conference, the grad student gets the only workout he will have during the entire conference.

Detesting an arrogant admit, the grad student …

Detesting an arrogant admit, the grad student concocts a strategy to persuade him to choose a different program.

Reorganizing papers that he has no serious pla…

Reorganizing papers that he has no serious plans to read, the grad student engages in barely productive procrastination.

Remembering that Valentine’s Day is appr…

Remembering that Valentine’s Day is approaching, the grad student is completely unaffected.

Greeting his advisor in the hallway, the grad …

Greeting his advisor in the hallway, the grad student is not entirely certain that his advisor recognizes him.

Counting on the first moments of the new yea…

Counting on the first moments of the new year to fill him with renewed motivation and hope, the grad student feels nothing.

Laying out some cookies and milk, the grad s…

Laying out some cookies and milk, the grad student feverishly wishes for Santa to bring him a passable dissertation.