By Jorge Cham
A recent survey by U.C. Berkeley found that 95% of all graduate students feel overwhelmed, and over 67% have felt seriously depressed at some point in their careers. In this talk, Jorge Cham recounts his experiences bringing humour into the lives of stressed out academics, examines the source of their anxieties and explores the guilt, the myth, and the power of procrastination.
Jorge Cham is the author of the "Piled Higher and Deeper" (PHD) comics which appear regularly in several university and college newspapers around the world. Often called the Dilbert of academia, PHD has appeared in the Stanford, MIT, Caltech and Carnegie Mellon newspapers among others, and it is published online where it receives over 7 million page views a month from over 1000 universities and colleges worldwide.
The Power of Procrastination: Surviving Graduate School and Deciding What's Next Wednesday 14 May 2008, 4.00pm