For Those Interested In Grad School...

Discussion in 'Education and Academia' started by forzaboston, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    But if you do this, be sure to use the words "synergy" and "paradigm shift" at least every 5 sentences.

    "This shrimp cocktail is the epitome of the synergy between sauce and seafood - its really shifting my paradigms regarding reception food." Sure you'll sound like a complete cretin, but that just means you're fitting right in!
     
  2. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire

    Great point. There are also long-term benefits. Developing a facility in bureaucratic Management-Speak will come in handy should you ever actually find a teaching job. Administrators love this shit.
     
  3. needs

    needs Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Brooklyn
    Way to be proactive. And sharing this info shows you're a real team player.
     
  4. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    As if this is followed in the more academic areas of academia???

    Sorry. Call me jaded.
     
  5. striker

    striker Member

    Aug 4, 1999
    It's hard to fire someone with tenure! :)
     
  6. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    It can even be done as a group project!
     
  7. needs

    needs Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Brooklyn
    Coming soon. A powerpoint presentation on scamming free food in the B-school.
     
  8. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Have you applied to the NEH for a grant? I'm pretty sure they'd fund this project.

    MLA and AHA might be able to kick in some funding, too.
     
  9. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I did not know this and am glad to hear it because so far shuffling from room to room bleating "fuuUUUuuuUUUuuuUUUuuuck" has done NOTHING for me.
     
  10. needs

    needs Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Brooklyn
    I was just at the Organization of American Historians a couple weeks ago and continue to be amazed that all you have to do to draw even the biggest name academics is open a cheap bottle of wine and put out a tray of cheese cubes within 100 yards of them.
     
  11. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Oh yeah.

    Now. It's not a "cure-all", but it helps re-hydrate your body.

    The best, though, is something I learned in Brazil: fresh coconut water straight out of the coconut. THAT is something spectacularly effective.

    In all seriousness, this seriously is important for grad school b/c you want to have a nice balance btw studies and social life. You can't be in your room studying 24/7. It's not good for your brain.

    But if you happen to drink a bit too much, it's imperative that you recover ASAP so that you don't get behind.
     
  12. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This post just made me put down my Wittgenstein and pour myself 3 fingers of 12 year old Macallan. :D
     
  13. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

    Mar 28, 2005
    indianapolis
    Alkaseltzer, gatorade, goody's powder, country fried steak, multivitamin, in that order. Panacea (albeit after a lengthy visit to the "office").
     
  14. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard
    And remember, you really can do it as a group project! Just dont' get caught. :p
     
  15. Friedel'sAccent

    Friedel'sAccent Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Providence, RI
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not to be outdone by the undergrads, some of our grad students decided Duke just hasn't been getting enough negative press coverage lately. Awesome.
     
  16. needs

    needs Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Brooklyn
    Do MBA students even count as grad students? I mean, they've got the drinking and the spouting of words and phrases that they don't really understand, but where's the self-loathing, where are the crazy folks who have been around for 12 years before taking their exams, the guy who's holed up in his carrel fourteen hours a day, the bitter person who gets kicked out and super-glues the locks of faculty members on his committee?

    Nope, I don't think they count.

    -The supergluing is a true story.
     
  17. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Did he superglue the locks of JUST the committee, or did he include a couple of random people to make it harder to figure out who did it?

    If it was the former, then the person's a dumbass and has no business in academe. If it's the latter, then we are losing a creative scholar, or at the very least, a skilled administrator.
     
  18. needs

    needs Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Brooklyn
    The committee, both the history and american culture department offices, and a few randoms. He also filed FOIA requests on the records of department meetings, which meant that department meetings were basically content free for 3-4 years after this occurred.

    I know of at least one faculty member at Michigan who pulled out of a later conference when they saw his name on the program (he'd somehow managed to get into another program, I think by using earlier letters of reference).
     

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