After viewing the “Grad School: In Gifs (1st Semester)” it is time to review what the second semester of graduate school was like!
SPRING SEMESTER, YEAR 1
‘Wow’, you wonder, ‘I can’t believe grad school was that stressful. It is so much better now!’
‘Oh hey, turns out everyone in my cohort secretly hated last semester as well!’
Fun is being had!
You’re starting to feel like you know what you’re doing with life
Because while the semester seemed easier at first, you still have 20 page papers, group projects, plus now trying to figure out what you’re doing this summer. Internship? Classes? Study Abroad? Or just sit in your underwear and watch Netflix?
Not to mention, this semester you added a practicum experience to your schedule
Class is a bit more of the same. Lots of group projects.
And at every project someone says “Let’s start a GoogleDoc!”
(Even though at this point in your life, your opinion on GoogleDocs has changed.maybe.)
The Diversity class is always interesting
Where everyone is in the process of learning, so of course many microaggressions
Where people think (or say) things like:
It’s cool! People are developing and learning to talk about diversity!
Also, you are starting to connect more with folks in your program, even people maybe you misjudged previously! Yay!
Eventually you lock down your summer plans, woo!
And the good news is you are actually starting to understand all the things you’re learning. Even though when you try to describe it to other people in your life, they have no idea what you are saying.
Yet somehow by the end of the semester you have still managed to procrastinate all your papers and assignments. Because you’ve been busy, obviously.
It’s fine. You got everything done on time last semester, right?
There’s the really great cohort bonding that goes on via Facebook as you lament your tasks and all submit your final papers between 3am-9am for the 9:30am class.
Congrats! Somehow you made it through all the group projects, papers, and assistantship duties!
With summer looming, you realize while at first you felt about grad school like this
Now you feel like this
And then summer is basically like this (especially in comparison)
Stay Tuned for Grad School: In Gifs (Year 2)!
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