The girls (Jay’s summer technicians) came out with me this morning to help set up my relatedness study plots. It is great to have the help! We got 4 out of my 5 plots set up! One more bock to set up tomorrow. I spent the rest of the day trying to get my schedule for the next few weeks nailed down and catching up on emails. I also spent a while working on my CV. It has been a while (since I applied for graduate school) since I updated it, so it needs quite a bit of updating. I first I found it challenging because I’m never sure exactly what to include or how to organize it. However, I resorted to the tried and true strategy that I almost always use in situations like this; I looked up lots of other people’s CVs and emulated them. I gathered a handful of CV from professors and graduate student’s in my program and decided what I liked/didn’t like about each and made my own template for my CV. From there it was a lot easier and even fun to update it. It actually reminded me of all the cool stuff I’ve done!
I also worked on IGERT stuff this afternoon and then skyped in with my group (minus Carmen). We all gave an update of what we have done. I must admit that I really haven’t put as much work into the IGERT project as I would like lately. In my defense I’ve been super busy setting up field projects and getting things going at BML. However, I also do find it hard transitioning back and forth between field work mode and sit in front of the computer and focus mode. It is a different frame of mind and usually when I have field work in the morning I’m pretty tired by the afternoon/evening and find it hard to focus. I also feel like I need larger chunks of time to devote to working on things like IGERT work, or contacting people about internships/ updating my CV. I’m not sure what to do about the transitioning problem, but at least I think I will have a couple days without much field work coming up.