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My PhD in 12 GIFs

Date:20 September 2018
Author:Riccardo Iacovelli
Just another day of research
Just another day of research

Carrying out a PhD can be a very complex and long process. I am pretty sure these 12 GIFs can sum up someone’s PhD pretty accurately.

Can you you recognize yourself in any of these?

 

 

1. PhD deadlines hitting me like:

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2. When someone asks how my PhD is going:

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3. When you get your first months payment after 5 years of studies:

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4. (One week after…)

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5. When it’s finally a sunny day and everyone is bbq-ing in Noorderplantsoen, but you have work to finish in the lab:

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6. Finally spending some quality time with your friends after a week full of work:

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7. When you explain to someone you just met what your PhD is about:

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8. When you try to speed up an experiment to make it in time for the Vrijmibo :

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9. Moving forward in your PhD be like:

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10. When you have your Research and Development (R&O) interview and you need to write about your research progress:

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11. When you repeat the experiment to confirm your findings and it’s not reproducible:

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12. When they ask you when you will finally graduate:

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About the author

Riccardo Iacovelli
Riccardo Iacovelli
Hi! My name’s Riccardo, I am a 3rd year PhD student in Molecular Microbiology, and I come from Italy (I won’t make too many jokes about the weather and the food, I promise). My specialties are procrastinating and being able to look at an insane amount of 9GAG or GIPHY content in the shortest time possible.