This time last year, I was a week into my first semester of graduate school. My program was 10 months, and I went in straight after undergrad. Over the last week or two, I’ve seen Facebook posts and tweets from my friends talking about their first days as grad students. It’s a bit nostalgic, because I remember feeling similar things.
If you’re a new grad student, whether you’re fresh from undergrad or coming back to school from a job, then keep reading.
An Open Letter to New Grad Students
So you just started grad school. You might be a week in, or a day in, but you’re in. Maybe you’re coming back to school after working for a year or three (or ten), or maybe you’re braving it right after undergrad. I did the latter; I know how it goes.
Raise your hand if you’ve already asked yourself, “Why in the world did I do this again?”