I stumbled across this site the other day and it's got some pretty good takes on lives of graduate students. Many of these jokes aren't funny to anyone who hasn't experienced the wonderful world of graduate school. To those of us slaving away for crap pay and the far-off promise of a degree, they're funny because they're true.
Some of my favorites_
- Don't ask...
- The Author List
- Deciphering Academese
- Addressing Reviewer Comments
- It's all Binary
The first comic deals with something I learned quickly.: Never ask someone when they're graduating. We live in a world where your graduation date isn't based on set requirements, but upon the whims of your advisor and committee. You're not done until they say you're done, and in the worst case, that can be quite a while.
This is why choosing a good mentor is important, and why I'm semi-freaking out about my decision.