Big news

Apr. 1st, 2012 05:26 pm
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This is something that's honestly been building for a while, I just haven't talked about it on here because, honestly, I didn't want to subject you guys to my misery. But I've been pretty much hating grad school for quite some time now, and the past few weeks have been worse than ever, which gave me the kick in the ass I apparently needed.

I'm officially quitting grad school.

I'll be sticking around until the end of summer, to finish up my project and to give me time to look for a job. But by the end of summer, I'll leave with a Masters degree.

I feel like I should regret this decision, but I don't. At all. The things I want to do with my life are things I don't need a PhD for, and the jobs I could get as a PhD are, for the most part, things I don't actually want to do. So, I'll leave with a Masters and hopefully find a job I actually like, with significantly more reasonable hours than grad school expected of me, and better paying on top of it.
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All formerly fandom-group-only entries are now unlocked. Because really, very few non-fandom-related people read this anymore, and fandom is almost the only thing I use this journal for anymore anyway.

Though I've been meaning to update for real. Eventually. When finals are over and I've picked a lab.
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Biochem exam is over with. Thank goodness.

Cell bio Friday, molecular bio next week. Then a "break" from exam studying...of course, I still have to choose a rotation lab. And rotations start right around the time when the next round of exams falls, I think.

Ugh. Is it December yet?



Apr. 21st, 2009 09:12 pm
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So, if you didn't see this in Bry's LJ yet...

I GOT INTO UIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meaning I am indeed going to grad school next year.

Freakin' finally.


Mar. 11th, 2009 08:25 am
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In other news, leaving for my LAST interview today, finally.  Hoping the wind doesn't screw up my flight or any such nonsense.

Also getting to hang out with Jonathan when I get to Evanston, on account of because he goes to school at Northwestern.  Yay for seeing people I haven't seen in months.

Also also...
nevermind.  I thought I had something else to say.  But apparently not.

...but my tummy hurts.  DO NOT WANT.

Rache, sorry I couldn't help ya with your paper...I'd been in bed for an hour when you left that comment on my LJ, and I'm not gonna be around again until Saturday.   Wish I could've helped more!


Mar. 9th, 2009 02:36 pm
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I got a letter from U Chicago today...and apparently they don't want me either.

...Now what the hell am I going to do?

Guess it serves me right for falling in love with the campus and the surrounding neighborhood.

(Okay, yes, I know I've still got a shot at two other schools.  But dammit, I wanted UC!)


Mar. 1st, 2009 07:55 pm
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Apparently U of M doesn't want me.

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So, I saw a sign by the road when I was in Chicago yesterday that made me tilt my head a little.

What's all this, then? )

Also, signs that warn you to beware of falling ice? Actually make me a little nervous.

Also also, I have returned from the land of hotels that want me to give them $6.95 for every 15 minutes of internet usage.
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Just for the record.

You never realize just how fucking BIG a city is until you see it from the air.

...In other news, I have arrived in Chicago.

In other other news, I still don't like flying. Though this time it was better. The landing didn't pop my ears so bad it made me want to cry this time.
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tomorrow morning I have to get up at 4:45. Ugh. U of M grad school interview this weekend, so I'll be out of contact from Thursday through Saturday afternoon. Though there's a business center at the hotel I'm staying at, so I might be able to get on and check email briefly.

Bah, interviews. I'm nervous.

And I've got another one next weekend too. Ugh.
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I don't think I mentioned this earlier, but...a couple days ago I found out that U Chicago wants me to come in for one of their recruitment weekends! Which means I'm one step closer to being accepted there, huzzah!
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So the U of M Ann Arbor graduate program sent me an email today saying they want me to come in for an interview.

...One down, four to go. At least I feel a little better now knowing that at least one school wants me.
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So apparently I have to update this.

Grad school applications.
Biochem exam this week.
History sucks.
Biostats exam in two weeks.

Had a meltdown last night, but maybe I'm better now.

How long until Christmas break?

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