Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This may be the most depressing thing I've seen in a while...

The Long and Winding Road to a PhD
Via: Online PhD Programs

Thank god I'm already done! Although I am stuck in the post-doc, pre-"real"-job part.

5 comments:

Uncle KT said...

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.

J-Funk said...

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?

Mandy said...

A Ponzi scheme? Ha! :)

Katie Fixen, Ph.D. said...
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Fixen Vixen said...

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!