fbpx
A Day In My Life as a Grad School Student
Note: This post was written April 3, 2010. It documents a day in my life as a grad school student. My schedule was a little different than most because I decided to go to school at night while still working full-time during the day. I also had this blog that I was growing and trying to turn into a business at the same time. So things were busy and fun of course. I hope you enjoy reading about this time in my life.
I encourage you to also document a day in your life right now because things can change fast and I am so glad I have this memory of my hustle!

 

A Day in My Life as a Grad School Student

Here is a day in my life as a grad school student (also working full-time):

6:00 AM:

I struggle to get out of bed, only two snoozes this morning. Fill my travel mug with coffee and quickly grab some breakfast. While I am getting ready, I check and answer emails. The day begins early since many of the people I work with live on the East coast meaning that I have way too many emails before I even make it into the office. You would think that would mean it would be slow at 3pm but nope, my client lives on the West Coast so I still have to be available into the evening.  I catch the latest news on the Today Show over breakfast and I am out the door.  I love Matt and Meredith from the Today Show… (remember this was 2010 and Savannah wasn’t there yet! 🙂

8:00 AM:

My client is already calling me. I answer his questions on my way in.  Don’t tell my dad, he hates it when I talk on the phone while driving… (I don’t do that anymore, don’t worry!)

8:30 AM:

Teleconference with our team in DC.

10:00 AM:

Answering emails and getting new emails. 

10:30 AM:

Work with my client to help prepare him for an important meeting.

12:00 PM:

Finally leave the client site and head back to my office. I still have a lot to get done today! Looks like another lunch at my desk day.

1:00 PM:

Meeting with my co-worker to give input on my co-worker’s assessment for a promotion.  After the meeting, I touch base with my study group to review a paper that that is due this week.

2:00 PM:

Meet with another co-worker to figure out how we are going to handle an urgent data call that we just received.

3:30 PM:

Finalize my expense report for my last work trip and make my travel plans for my trip in a few weeks.

5:00 PM:

Head to dinner. Fortunately, the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego provides us dinner before class so I can grab some food and coffee. I also try to figure out last minute answers to the homework that is due today. I finish reading the case study I meant to finish during lunch.  Dinner is a nice break to be able to forget about my mounting to-do list at work and try to focus on learning something new. Who knows, maybe I can apply it to work tomorrow!

6:30 PM:

Class starts and for the next 3 hours I focus really hard and stay awake!

10:00 PM:

Home for the night. Catch up with my husband and American Idol before I go to bed. Thank God for DVR or I would not be able to keep up with work discussions tomorrow!

11:00 PM:

So much more I need to do but I know that if I don’t get some sleep, I will never be able to make it through tomorrow’s meetings.  At least I am one day closer to the weekend and to graduation!  Good night!

I hope you enjoyed a day in my life.

Next up, a day in my life as mompreneur.

Hi, I'm Anna!

I’ll help you create a career strategy and plan so you can finally have a job or business you love that supports the life you really want.

Learn More

You might also like…

Should I Quit My Job Quiz

Should I Quit My Job Quiz

  Many years ago I really needed this "Should I Quit My Job Quiz" because I almost quit way before I was ready. I had my resignation letter written and I was just going to make the leap. But, I was in debt. I wasn't ready. It's not something I am proud of but...

Entrepreneurs! Do You Know What Social Media Platform To Focus On?

Entrepreneurs! Do You Know What Social Media Platform To Focus On?

  If you are struggling trying to figure out what social media platform to focus on, you are going to love this blog post! I am going to help you get focused and clear on where you should be spending your time. You do not need to be everywhere! That is a big...

Career Quiz: The Best First Steps To Take NOW!

Career Quiz: The Best First Steps To Take NOW!

  Wondering what the best first steps are to launch your dream career or business? Take our quick career quiz to guide you into the best first steps within your career journey. Once you have taken this quick quiz, you will be guided through the path that best...

90 Day Planner