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birchbarkcanoe  ·  936 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Is Left on Hubski?

Hi hubski! I took a multi-year hiatus but I'm trying to come back. So I'm not really "still" here but NOW I'm here!

Name: birchbarkcanoe

Location: Usually Vermont but currently studying in France

Age: 21

Current preoccupations: practicing cello, student-ing, orienteering, panicking about looming grad school app process.

Previous preoccupations: practicing cello, panicking about other things.

Even after however long I've been gone, it was cool to recognize usernames. Missed you guys!

speeding_snail  ·  934 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh, I'm not the only one! Good to know.

What's there to panic about for grad school? They won't bite ;-)

birchbarkcanoe  ·  933 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ahaha just the whole process of saying essentially, "Hey, can you invest 6 years of your lab's time and resources in me so that I can become a fancy researcher like you?" is a little stress-inducing.

Thankfully I have some really great mentors at my current institution who are thrilled to answer all my questions and help me with the application process, but still. UGH.

speeding_snail  ·  929 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah yes, it's like job hunting in that regard. In the end, they are hoping to benefit though, so keep that in mind ;-)

Also, mentors are great. Make sure you listen to them!