The great PhD scam: Jordan Ellenberg
“We dangle our three magic letters before the eyes of these predestined victims, and they swarm to us like moths to an electric light. They come at a time of life when failure can no longer be repaired easily and when the wounds it leaves are permanent . . . “
ScienceCareers, in Science, gave me useful quick guidance about graduate schools and postdocs. Their information shed light on various aspects of the issue. Here are some highlights and links from the magazine so please read the original articles since they are open articles.
Science Careers (keys “Graduate school”) Here you see the entries about graduate schools.
Welcome To My Nightmare
“even at its best, graduate school can be a supremely unnerving experience. And at its worst, the pressure can kill you.”
“By the time you finish a Ph.D., you will be several years older and drenched in blood, sweat, and tears. Will it have been worth it?” Continue Reading