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Should You Get a 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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Should You Get a PhD? Sep 13
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Samantha Zeitlin Sep 1
Don’t do a PhD even if they pay you
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Sean J. Taylor Aug 29
Replying to @seanjtaylor
Here are some (this varies by field!): - Space/time to play: w/ few daily constraints, can explore new topics without too much risk. - Project ownership: you can define and drive your own agenda, difficult in companies. - You decide what's interesting/important, not a company.
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Sean J. Taylor Aug 29
I absolutely appreciate the need for 's advice - a lot of people make a mistake by starting grad school w/o considering these points (I agree with them all). But funny that now I often defend getting a PhD b/c there are benefits that people don't tend to think about.
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Should You Get a PhD? Aug 28
What You Need to Know Before Considering a PhD
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Dr. Melissa Johnson Aug 11
Spent 2 hours explaining the academic job market to someone who knew nothing about it. Her response at the end: "So wait, why does anyone even go to grad school?"
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Dr Lydia Reid Aug 8
I wish every PhD student could read this article - Why it is not a ‘failure’ to leave academia
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Should You Get a PhD? Jul 8
(Most academic dreams don’t pan out)
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Eric Jonas Jul 6
“Why can’t they be more like humanities professors whom we can pay peanuts and string along for years without tenure?”
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Should You Get a PhD? Jul 6
"Doctor... please complete this huge list of pedantic edits for your dissertation that no one will ever read again by Friday."
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Yoel Roth Jun 20
Replying to @yoyoel
If the thing you dream of doing with your life isn’t (1) producing academic research, or (2) teaching, grad school probably isn’t the most efficient, or even necessarily a desirable, way to do it.
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Yoel Roth Jun 20
Replying to @yoyoel
For every hour you spend learning a genuinely useful new way to think about the world, you spend at least twice that long learning the highly specific craft of academic research. Which has been useful approximately zero times in my non-academic career.
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