During her first semester, there had been a rash of breakups as everyone adjusted to the demands of the program.
But going for an MFA is about more than poverty and being swamped with work (although at their busiest times, grad students might not agree! At its best, graduate school means having the support to delve into your passions—and when my boyfriend was able to delve into his academic passions, that brought a new sparkle to our relationship as well.
And because many advisers think that stress, anxiety, and feeling overwhelmed (all potential signs of something more serious) are a normal part of grad school, they are often reluctant to suggest students seek help. It might be a joke, but it’s one that reveals certain heteronormative gender expectations. I simply did not hear this piece of advice directed at me as a woman.
Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s regular column on Vitae gives a lot of excellent advice on how to treat your colleagues fairly if they have psychiatric disabilities.
It’s February and that means that love is in the air.
Unfortunately, so are pressing deadlines, over-due literature searches, and mid-terms to mark.
If you’re ready to take a dip into the dating pool, consider these grad school dating dos and don’ts. Being a master’s or Ph D candidate means that your work never stays at the office.
Your research and reading come with you, and they’re always on your mind.