I’m pretty sure that many graduate students are familiar with the comic strip called “Pile Higher and Deeper” or PhD comics. If you are a graduate student and you haven’t yet had the pleasure, I encourage you to check them out. Many of the jokes throughout the comic hit a little too close to home for some grad students.
As Chelsea and I prepare to finish up our PhD studies, we have been trying to plan our next moves and this is often a topic of conversation, which then leads to the inevitable question: “when are you defending”. I find that my answer is still in the vague category of “sometime in the fall”. Because of this, I found this particular Phd comic funny: