A bit too close to home?

Time-waster of the day: October 15, 2010

Today we focus on that rare Brown species: the graduate student. What are their hopes? Their fears? Their dreams?

Jorge Cham’s web comic, Piled Higher and Deeper, takes a closer look at the lives of graduate students, examining their love for ramen, fear of their advisor, and their ambivalence towards entering “the real world”. He started the comic as a Mechanical Engineering grad student at Stanford.

Some things though, like procrastination, are common among grads and undergrads alike.

Newbies should start on PHD’s intro page.