23 Faces Every Academic Will Recognise
ASK ME WHEN I "GRADUATE" ONE MORE TIME. I DOUBLE-DARE YOU.
When you see the sunlight for the first time after two weeks in the lab.
When you're a PhD student and your thesis "needs major revisions".
When you're a PhD student and your thesis passes.
When you're a postdoc and your paper is rejected.
When you're a postdoc and your paper is accepted.
When you're a professor and your paper is rejected.
When you're a professor and your paper is accepted.
When you have to pull three all-nighters in a row to get your thesis in.
When you press send on an email with the attachment thesis_final_version.doc.
When your supervisor emails back with a "couple of tiny suggestions".
When someone asks "when will you graduate from your PhD?"
When you have to defend your thesis.
When someone at your conference presentation goes on a 10-minute rant disguised as a question.
When your P-value falls just outside significance.
When your friend who has an actual job buys a house/car/expensive-looking sandwich.
When your grant proposal gets accepted.
When a reviewer calls your work "scientifically unsound".
When you're marking undergrad essays.
Writing an email to your professor, as a grad student.
Replying to that email, as a professor.
When the data supports your hypothesis.
When the data supports your hypothesis if you sort of squint a bit.
When the data… really doesn't.
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