What is Grad School Like?

What is Grad School Like?

By Jordyn A. (G’19)

“It’s just like undergrad, right?”

THINK AGAIN.

I was one of the poor, naïve college graduates expecting graduate school to be a continuation of what I had been doing for four years but then reality struck.

As an undergrad, I never realized how general courses were. But then I became a graduate student, and suddenly my comprehension went from this:

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To this:

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I usually had time on the weekends to hang out with friends.

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We would show some school spirit at home games.

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But lately my weekends have looked like this:

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The dorms and apartments I once lived in used to exude comfort…

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But my current apartment living room looks similar to this:

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My coffee intake has increased tremendously.

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While my sleep time has decreased…

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Naps are a thing of the past. May they bless someone else’s life.

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But in the end, I definitely do not regret becoming a graduate student.

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