So, I finally stretched a bit and listed a few activities from my undergraduate career just so I didn't leave the section blank, but that was 4 years ago, and even then I spend most of my time working and doing research. I always assumed my lack of a social life and dedication to my work would be an advantage in the professional/academic world. Now I have to wonder if I'm wrong. Are great there professional benefits to extracurricular activities?
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
other College activities
So, I spent a few minutes this morning filling out a departmental scholarship form. There was a spot on the form for College activities, clubs, offices held, honors, awards, etc. I had nothing to put. I work 10-12 hours a day, most days of the week. If I find free time I try to spend it cleaning house, doing laundry, or sleeping, not on any extracurricular activities. And I know that is also true of all the other grad-students in my lab. As far as honor and awards go, that was why I was applying for the scholarships. I have to start building the CV if I want to get any where in this academic life.