Now, as a senior grad student, I find myself showing up to less and less of the grad school functions. First to go were the unnecessary social events. Then the seminars. Workshops became spotty, though I still try to attend journal clubs (and my institution is fond of
Now, some of this is certainly just excuses (although the kids these days do put on a terrible presentation, but I should probably show up to
Hoo, back it up there QR, breathe.
I get the feeling a research career is like this; early on, you have a lot of time for non-bench stuff, so you go to more non-bench stuff. Then you get busy at the bench and forget that the world around you exists. Then you get tied to a computer paper or grant-writing and get bored out of your mind with the constant streams of text so you show up to seminars and