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Guide me; maybe I'm just lazy

The truth is that in 50 years or so, I'll be on my deathbed, and I can guarantee you that I won't be spending the experience ruminating about my time at the office. What kind of job should I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 - 18 answers

Should the book I edited advertise my Ph.D.?

I'm editing a non-academic, non-fiction book to be published by a university library. Should the book advertise my Ph.D. credentials? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Nov 21, 2011 - 12 answers

What whiskey should I buy as a gift?

What bottle of whiskey should I give to my PhD supervisor? [more inside]
posted by idlethink on Nov 17, 2011 - 45 answers

You have to do that thing with the thumb over the top and the little butt wiggle at the end.

The Secret Order of Employed Physicists: How did you get there? [more inside]
posted by Jilder on Nov 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Alternatives to an Economics PhD

I am planning on applying to economics PhD programs for next year, but before I commit I wanted to think about alternatives, especially in light of all the articles lately about how PhD programs and academia in general are a pyramid scheme. What other careers/education might be a less painful way of getting to a job that fits my life goals. [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Nov 4, 2011 - 13 answers

I don't want to be a professor, I just want to be a lab tech who reads a lot.

Help me quit grad school. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 21 answers

Bioinformatics Down Under

I would be finishing my bioinformatics master's degree next year and am considering to go to Australia or New Zealand for PhD in bioinfo, or Computer Science with a focus in computational biology related stuffs What are the academic and industry situations like in these two countries? [more inside]
posted by joewandy on Nov 2, 2011 - 2 answers

Do I leave my PhD program?

I might not be smart enough for my PhD program; it is obvious from my classes that I lack certain skills or aptitudes the average student in my field has. Do I quit now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2011 - 32 answers

Evaluating a professor

I am an advanced PhD student in an engineering discipline. I have been sent a presumably routine email from the department chair asking for comments on my research advisor's interaction with me to be submitted as an email, as a part of a multi-faceted evaluation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Anyone familar with Austrian economics?

Resources for Austrian economics? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Oct 19, 2011 - 8 answers

A successful PhD: software recommendations and other tips?

Hacks for a Successful PhD? I'm looking for tips or software that will help me - as a new PhD student - finish successfully. Researchers: tell me your tricks! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Oct 8, 2011 - 22 answers

Advice for finishing a PhD thesis while working?

Any advice for finishing a PhD thesis while working? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Sep 17, 2011 - 14 answers

What's going on here?

Confused, lost and looking for suggestions to get back on track. [more inside]
posted by xm on Sep 16, 2011 - 16 answers

Online platform for PhD students?

What kind of online platform can I use to run a PhD writing/goal setting group? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Sep 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Seeking opinions on career options and life directions for a young geologist - please weigh in with your experiences!

I'm a young geologist considering long-term career options and life directions. Please tell me about your experiences (as a geologist) in grad school, industry, or government/regulation. Or your experiences working in video/photography, as that is an alternative career path I'm considering. [more inside]
posted by Strudel on Sep 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Funding for a Ph.D. in Belgium

I'm looking for scholarships or fellowships that could fund, or help fund, a molecular/microbiology Ph.D. in Belgium for an American. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Aug 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Researchers: Share your workflow!

I'm planning a grad-student workshop on ways to manage research assets (particularly primary sources) more efficiently using digital tools. Please share your own workflow! [more inside]
posted by miriam on Aug 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Book Swap Online!?!?

What's the best way to set up an online book swap site or app only for the students in my academic department? [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Aug 15, 2011 - 2 answers

How do you list "Meaning, Math, And Motion" on your resume?

How should list undergraduate classes with long/unusual names on a resume that I am using for applications to economics PhD programs? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Aug 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Just because you're paranoid don't mean your advisor ain't out to get you

I suspect that my PhD thesis advisor may be writing me poor letters of reference for postdoctoral positions. What can I do to get some sort, any sort, of job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Joint MFA/Ph.D. in studio art and art history

Do any schools offer a joint MFA/Ph.D. in studio art/art history? [more inside]
posted by skilar on Aug 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Empirical and theoretical psychotherapy?

Contemporary psychotherapists who have popularized their empirically-tested theoretical contributions? Examples: David Burns, Eugene Gendlin, Joseph Weiss. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jul 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Career for someone with a background in earth sciences?

Looking for advice on possible careers post-grad school with earth sciences training. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2011 - 6 answers

How to come across well in a PhD interview over Skype?

How to come across well in a PhD interview over Skype? [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Jun 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Please help me give advice to my brother about a chemical engineering phd

I'm worried my brother might be making the wrong decision about his degree. He has a fellowship and is well on the way to getting a phd, but he is thinking of stopping at a masters so he can get a job. The reasons he gives seem naive to me, but I don't know anything about this field. I'm worried he's going to end up being bored and unfulfilled because he's focused on short term goals. [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jun 23, 2011 - 46 answers

What are the pros and cons of trying to become an English professor in Toronto for a fiction writer (and how feasible is it)?

What are the pros and cons of trying to become an English professor in Toronto for a fiction writer (and how feasible is it)? [more inside]
posted by skwt on Jun 20, 2011 - 18 answers

What is a good PhD graduation gift for an advisor?

What is an appropriate gift to give one's advisor after filing a PhD dissertation and graduating? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Seeking mental health professional in Brooklyn or lower Manhattan

Seeking recommendations for a mental health therapist in North Brooklyn/lower Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 - 1 answer

Graduate school woes.

Help me overcome my emotional immaturity which has crippled my academic course. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2011 - 6 answers

What can I do with a PhD in Sociology/Criminology?

What can I do with a PhD in Sociology/Criminology? [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith on May 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Don't want a post-doc! Want a Porsche!

Selling out successfully Few months away from finishing PhD, & no interest in staying in science. Can I use my fancy credentials to try and get a high-paying big-city job? Help me chart a course. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 8 answers

How to apply for PhDs in Germany, from the UK?

I'm currently living in the UK and am trying to apply for science PhDs in Germany. But how? [more inside]
posted by daisyk on May 2, 2011 - 1 answer

New entrant to a Phd programme, any and all tips welcome!

I've started a Phd and would like to get tips and advise from those who have walked the path before me. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Apr 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Hothead wondering whether university faculty or reputation.

Should an incipient PhD student shoot for the adviser or the program? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 - 28 answers

Eight Months To A Dissertation

I have eight months to write my social science PhD dissertation. How can I improve my chances of finishing? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Apr 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Life after PhD?

Is doing a neuroscience PhD useful to enhance my job prospects generally, not just in research? If I choose to leave science after graduating, what would a PhD get me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Quant summer

As a PhD student, how do you determine if you should go to a summer program? Specific question about data science and quantitative methods within... [more inside]
posted by metametababe on Mar 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Business-oriented options for a scientific Ph.D.?

Finishing a Ph.D. in the sciences and want to leave the bench behind for something that’s more “big picture” (i.e. has some elements of business, strategy, or product development). Things are getting a little time-sensitive. Looking for input from people who have made a similar switch and/or work in a related area (i.e. consulting or the business end of industrial R&D). [more inside]
posted by noted industrialist on Mar 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Studying overseas while married

I'm considering the idea of moving (from Australia) to either the UK or USA for a PhD, but I'm worried about whether my significant other will be able to find work. Just how bad is the jobs situation over there? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Mar 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Graduate school blogs

Best blogs and other reading materials for social science graduate students/academics? [more inside]
posted by metametababe on Mar 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Good Life / Dissertation Coaches in LA?

Looking for life coach / dissertation coach recommendations in the Los Angeles area! Also: tips on how to use life/dissertation coaches most appreciated! [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Mar 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Can you explain what it means exactly to be "fully funded" in a Ph.D. program?

Can you explain what it means exactly to be "fully funded" in a Ph.D. program? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Feb 27, 2011 - 15 answers

How do I be the parent and scientist I want to be?

Can I take 2 or 3 years off after getting my PhD to be a parent full-time without seriously reducing my ability to be a researcher (not necessarily a professor) in the hard sciences? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2011 - 15 answers

PhD retrospective

PhD filter: What do you wish you had done or known, as you started your PhD? [more inside]
posted by metametababe on Feb 21, 2011 - 35 answers

You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure.

Around Thanksgiving, I was given a temporary full-time staff position at a well-known university research lab. (See this question.) Well, I've been officially offered a job as a proper member of the lab, tuition benefits and all. This is quite literally the best opportunity I've ever had. I'm extremely interested in the field of clinical psychology and eventually becoming some kind of therapist. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Feb 15, 2011 - 9 answers

PhD committee blues.

I had a rough PhD candidacy exam with a provisional pass. I have three months to "make things more specific and do an experiment." Some of my committee comments were constructive, but something seems off. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Leave academia for K-12?

My partner is doing her Ph.D in English but is starting to think she wants to teach elementary or high school. We're in Canada. We've got questions about the job market, location, and the benefits and burdens of getting the Ph.D. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Feb 8, 2011 - 7 answers

PhD Failure - What next?

Where next after failing my UK PhD at the viva stage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2011 - 11 answers

What are the financial implications of my girlfriend's career path (loan-funded PhD, then law school)?

What are the financial implications of my girlfriend's career path (loan-funded PhD, then law school)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2011 - 51 answers

impact of bad PhD viva on career?

How badly is a rough PhD viva experience going to impact a future career in academia? [more inside]
posted by SymphonyNumberNine on Jan 27, 2011 - 15 answers

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