I have been meaning to finish and post a "Welcome to Chicago!" post, but alas; that hasn't happened yet. Instead, for now I will share with you the answer to the above question: what is a masters student? The following photo essay explores what I have learned about grad school life in the past 24 hours. In other words: I took these pictures just for you so you could hear all about my first day in grad school.
1) Grad students wear "sexy librarian" and/or "stylish school-marm" clothes.
|First day of school! First day of school!|
2) Grad students make new friends with whom to take weird selfies.
3) Grad students read a lot--specifically of Freud. But he is creepy, so grad students have to draw a new face on a sticky note so that Freud doesn't just keep staring at you when you need a break. Grad students are also distracting to each other and will just talk in the library for an hour before lecture about Freud and how terrible he is, only reading 6 pages of actual Freud.
|Still less creepy than the real Freud|
5) Grad students lose their student ID card on the first day of class and have to pay $20 they don't have for a new one. #PocketSexismIsReal
|When you realize all (read: your ID card) is lost|
6) Grad students wear lucky Shakespeare socks.
|Oh, hey there, Will|
7) Did I mention that grad students read A LOT? Like, a lot a lot? Like this entire book in one day?
|I found a great study spot int he library|
8) During said reading, grad students make snarky and sometimes enlightening comments in the margins
|This about sums up my thoughts on Freud|
9) Grad students make "You crazy, Freud. You gotta be kidding me" faces at the long-dead theorists they are currently loving to hate
11) Grad students are ultimately really, really happy to be in grad school even though it will kick their trashes . . .
|Here is that after picture, I promised you, Kagen!|
11) Because grad students walk around a campus that looks like this all day, erry day.