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Should You Get a PhD?
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Christopher Gutiérrez Apr 11
What and I have talked about for years & years. PhD students should get SOME work experience outside of academia w/o there being a stigma. Other fields encourage this, but not physics.
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Noah Smith 🐇 20 Feb 13
Stop getting PhDs, people!!!
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Alex Imas Jan 11
Replying to @alexoimas
The quote is "One of the interesting things that I've witnessed in my 25 years .. is the changing character of the students that I see in graduate school. Every year I do a poll of students and ask how many of their parents have Ph.D.s. That ratio is now close to 60 percent."
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Should You Get a PhD? Mar 28
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"But companies should also think twice about requiring Ph.D.s for research jobs. Master’s or even bachelor’s degree holders are often highly talented, and many can learn Ph.D.-level research skills on the job as they go."
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Should You Get a PhD? Mar 28
Replying to @ShouldYouGetPhD
"Grad students tend to spend six or seven of their peak years in school. During that time, they’re learning advanced topics and research skills, but they’re also spending time signaling their professorial abilities to potential academic employers."
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Should You Get a PhD? Mar 28
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"Doctoral programs can also take a heavy psychological toll on students. A recent paper in the journal Nature Biotechnology found that more than a third of doctoral students report symptoms of depression and anxiety — a rate about six times higher than the general public."
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Should You Get a PhD? Mar 28
"The culture mismatch is so great that there is a whole industry devoted to helping academics transition to the private sector."
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Noah Smith 🐇 20 Apr 14
There are now about 10 PhDs awarded in America for every 1 faculty position:
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Ethan Rosenthal Mar 27
Interesting take: "Don’t get a physics PhD because you want to be a physicist; get a physics PhD because you want the experience of earning a physics PhD."
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Gilles Louppe Mar 11
When you spend days writing grant proposals, then have to spend even more time in administrative pandemonium to be authorized to use the money you were finally granted...
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Academics Write Mar 1
PhD year 1: talk often and fast so everyone knows how smart you are Year 2: I’m spectacular. Year 3: I’m pretty sure I’m incompetent and everyone hates me Year 4: Get me out of here
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Carl T. Bergstrom Feb 19
My PhD advisor told me to put a ten dollar bill between the pages of my thesis in the university library. "So I can check to see if anyone read it?", I asked. "No, of course no one will read it," he replied, "but when you come back into town you'll always have money for lunch."
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Should You Get a PhD? Dec 17
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Tim Hopper 🗑🦝 22 Nov 11
The Lord of the Rings: an allegory of the PhD?
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Michael Haselton Nov 13
The president is going to grad school?
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Jeff Dean Nov 11
Good advice in this article. I wish I'd had this when I started my PhD.
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Peter Harrison Oct 18
Large-scale humanities Ph.D. tracking effort finds that they'd do it all over again, if given the choice
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Samantha Zeitlin Sep 1
Don’t do a PhD even if they pay you
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