Princeton undergrads work “100-hour weeks” and opt for ” ‘bitchwork,’ ” while “superhero undergraduates” at Harvard create 28-hour days. Evidently, “Harvard kids don’t want to do 5,000 things at 97 percent; they’d rather do 3,000 things at 150 percent.”
For a glimpse of what your life could have been like, check out the start of Princeton’s “three-part series on careers in investment banking and consulting” or this feature on why students in Cambridge are just so busy.
Experts in one article call the nonstop lifestyle “overcompensation.” Others hypothesize that students hope to validate their undergraduate experience.
But perhaps it’s just one big cry for help because they simply aren’t happy.