So I posted similar thread a while ago, and it ended in me giving working at this lab a go. I've worked there two times a week since the start of the summer, and I can barely bring myself to go in. Next to my systems admin job, there is practically no reason to go to the lab. When I go to the lab, I get stuck doing grunt work, I move stuff, occasional cut stuff apart or weld it together, and yeah, it's expected, I'm a new guy. But I look at the people who have been working there for two years, and the only difference is they're given slightly bigger things to build (and so are granted full days in between the times they have to go and talk with the excessively condescending guy in charge of the lab). So this seems to be confirming to me that I don't want to be an experimentalist. So what can you do to make your grad apps look good if you're aiming to be a theorist? I don't have the best GPA, because I spent the first 2 years of my B.S. double majoring and overloading myself, so I need something. Any ideas? Thanks!