All those feelings of excitement and possibility screech to a halt when you walk back into the lab to see your PI glaring over her reading glasses.
She looks at her watch. “Hey, good to see you. So glad you could join us,” she drips with sarcasm.
After missing a beat, you rally. “Yeah, sorry about being a little late. I heard about an information session on internships for grad students and wanted to check it out. It seems like a really great opportunity for me to…”
She cuts you off there. “Well, I’m not sure you have time for internships or information sessions if you aren’t making progress on that paper.”
And just like that, the hope dies within you and you slump back on your lab bench.Read More