And in the non-academic sphere many employers care about years of work experience more than degree level and relevant skills. Turns out all of that stuff about the PhD "teaching us how to think and approach the world" isn't really all that valuable to employers outside of academics! Oh well, I enjoyed grad school--but I'm conflicted about whether or not I'd recommend it to someone right now who is just starting out.
Wow that was depressing. I agree that there is a big problem, but it doesn't make it a bad decision to get a PhD - or does it? Have you heard the analogy that grad school is like a ponzi scheme?
A Ponzi scheme? Ha! :)
Wow, so depressing! I like how the girl is wearing a Starbucks apron. And 54% of grad students get so depressed they have difficulty functioning?? Does that happen in any other career? Ridiculous!
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