First things first, it's your first day of graduate school, so get yourself a set of keys to the lab and a new lab coat, writes Norma Browne at Bitesize Bio. Then, she says, check out where the Wi-Fi hotspots are, claim a coffee mug, and introduce yourself around the lab.

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