Productive workplace with lot of opportunity to learn new concepts, develop communication skills, and develop leadership skills
Pros: personal and professional development
Cons: moderate income
Typical day as senior graduate student involves.
1). Independent research towards dissertation
2). Guiding undergraduate students in the laboratory towards their honors thesis.
3). Teaching either in undergraduate chemistry laboratory or in the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) facility at the university.
4). Attending seminars within the department – more... or in relevant departments.
5). Presenting or attending meetings within our research group or in the department.
Hardest and most enjoyable part is time management and multitasking, this part is developed and nurtured over the years in graduate school. – less