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Jennifer Polk, PhD
Coaching grad students and PhDs to work better, explore careers, get jobs, start & grow businesses, and live well. Co-founder,
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 1h
Replying to @Wittmassh
It depends on what you want in the next 5+ years and what you might want after!
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 3h
We've got some great events coming up in the Community, including Self-Employed PhD group discussion this week, and some exciting career spotlights I'll share next week :)
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 3h
Replying to @MaryEllenLane29
!! Interesting!
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 3h
Replying to @rnsoicher
The trick is to be super honest with yourself about what exactly counts as a "prize"! A lot of academic jobs stink.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 4h
Replying to @MaryEllenLane29
Yes! Realistic, relevant. Achievable, actionable.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 4h
Replying to @EmilyZuccaro
Yay!
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Elaine Filadelfo 6h
This is one of the most incredible things I've ever heard of.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 5h
Replying to @emilyhughes
As is right and proper
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 5h
Replying to @JoeWasserman
Congratulations!
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 5h
Will you look at this cosy Izzy?
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 6h
Weekends are great for down-time. They're also great for creating space for re-assessing your current goals, values, and priorities. Take some time for self care and self development!
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 6h
Absolutely not. There is no connection.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 7h
Replying to @Kim26786828
It does. I'm sorry. You're in really good company, unfortunately. But folks get through it because the alternative is worse, and we're capable of so much more. It's why I love our Community. () Members get it. We help each other. It works.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 7h
Replying to @RouteEdu
? I never recommend folks pay their own way. No one suggests that. Stipends must increase.
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Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre 17h
I am surprised by the answers to this. Part of my job as an advisor is to help students learn to write. I make suggestions to drafts before they submit. My advisor didn't do that for my thesis submission and the committee gave her a really hard time about it.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 7h
Replying to @SaricJo
Certainly in US and Canada, networking is almost always a prerequisite.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 7h
Replying to @rnsoicher
I had that thought. The solution for me was to expand my definition of "job I want." I had to actively work on it because it was not at all apparent what else I could want.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 7h
Replying to @SciNinaJensen
I know.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 7h
Replying to @RouteEdu
If that's the thinking (and it sometimes is) than the only ethical, humane thing is to massively cut PhD programs and enrollment in most disciplines.
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Jennifer Polk, PhD 7h
Replying to @kdhou
It extremely depends
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