I graduated with my masters in Higher Education & Student Affairs in May (woo!). Looking back at my experience and comparing it with friends/colleagues, I saw that for many folks some similar themes occur when it comes to grad school experiences.
So here’s Grad School: In Gifs!
FALL SEMESTER, YEAR 1
Arrival to graduate school & assistantship training
Meeting everyone during the first cohort class
There’s always that one person you really click with
And one person you can’t stand
After all, we are so good at judging people
The first 6 weeks are carefree & fun
Thank Odin for planned social events, amirite?
(even though at all these events you feel like this)
Then you realize you’ve effectively done no research and are so far behind
So it’s off to research land you go
And then there’s all the group projects
Meanwhile you feel like you have zero social life
Not to mention you are still clueless about your assistantship
And you’re debating with yourself the logic of dropping out to join the circus
Then October happens
But all the Second Years tell you not to worry, and it will “get better” next semester
Anytime someone from back home calls you’re like
And at this point in your group projects, you want to say something to at least one team member
If you don’t, then that person is probably you
And, if you’re a lucky Res Lifer with a meal plan, you run out of points
Oh, and if you’re not in Res Life, now’s the time you realize you need res life friends for that meal plan love
Then everything is due in December and you are regretting your life choices of procrastinating 20 page papers
But somehow everything gets done and you get to go on winter break!!!!!!!
Stay Tuned for Grad School: In Gifs (2nd Semester)!
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