7 Truths No One Tells You About Going To Graduate School

Thought Catalog

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Graduate school is a place people go to learn, grow, excel and lose years of their lives. I went to graduate school to pursue a career as a school psychologist and help children. Admirable, right? Three years after graduating college and here I am. Living in a shitty apartment, eating mac and cheese and pulling all nighters. The truth is, graduate school is not for the faint of heart. If your experience in graduate school is anything like mine you will experience the following woes:

1. You will not sleep.

Like ever… just because you graduated college probably doesn’t mean you got your bachelor’s in time management skills. If you’re anything like me you’ll probably still procrastinate a little. The thing is, it is no longer a 2 page essay you need to stay up writing (sigh, the joys of undergrad).

2. You are still broke…

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