so when are you graduating?

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:


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