Thursday, July 29, 2010

Welcome to


Current and future graduate students.... this is for you.

There are, undoubtedly, inspiring stories of PhD's around the world who have "made it" in their respective fields. They will enthrall you with their great achievements: tenured professorships, ground-breaking discoveries, eradication of diseases, start-up companies, nobel prizes. This blog is not about them. For most people who have taken the "Doctorate Road", the life of a Ph.D. sucks! This blog is a work-in-progress, an on-going collection of articles and resources that will give you an honest perspective of the state of the PhD and post-doctorate experiences for MOST people who choose to pursue the advanced degree. This blog is a wake-up call to current and future graduate students who may be oblivious to the difficulties that await them further down Doctorate Road and who may be unaware of better alternatives to the "Life of the Mind".

If you are headed toward failure in life, fail fast and find something better!

If you have a personal story that you want to share or have an alternative or opposing viewpoint (even if you want to encourage people to pursue doctorates), please consider contributing an article. Writers may choose to post anonymously. Please contact me for a few simple guidelines.

Best Regards,

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