I Am a Doctoral Student

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 People

    Abd

    I have been a graduate student in mathematics for 4 years now. I have finished all of my coursework; and passed the written and oral comprehensive exams. I am now truly ABD....something to be happy about, right? I am so haunted by research and the prospect of not publishing any...
    r3sidue r3sidue
    26-30, M
    Apr 11, 2011

    Don't Let The Degree Fool Ya....

    I would like to demystify those of us who are pursuing or have obtained a doctoral degree - Ph.D., Ed.D...that sort - NOT those with medical degrees, for I still look upon them as angels on earth with bright halos...especially since the sight of blood makes me extremely queazy...
    lonelymaturewife lonelymaturewife
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Dec 25, 2009

    Death Ed?

    here i am, pursuing my dream to train counselors!  but i feel a bit of a conflict because my main interest is in the grief area, and this is not a cacrep-recognized area...  in my opinion, educating potential counselors about the nature of loss and ways to be with...
    pandora1999 pandora1999
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2008

    So Few, So Tired, So Frazzled

    not many people here in this group lol. i am in the final stages now and it's crunch time, i am struggling but i do feel life will start for me when i am done. i am in limbo now. i'm exhausted all the time and i hope i hold onto my relationship until i get this done. that's...
    dorothycatherine dorothycatherine
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2011

    Last Leg, A Bit Sick, Sleeping Poorly But...

    I will be finished in less than 5 months. The last 2 have been tough with long working days, just one day off per week, lots of stress, worries, physical symptoms, high blood pressure and really poor sleep. But the end is near...I just hope that it's the end of the thesis...
    privatecourier privatecourier
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2011

    I Am In The Midst Of Hell!!!

    I am currently a second year student in a Rehabilitation Science doctoral program. To say I am going through hell is a complete understatement! I have a supervisor who is unsupportive of my research interest (even though she took me on as a student), and won't even hire me to...
    9cdb1 9cdb1
    31-35
    Mar 11, 2012

    I Am In The Midst Of Hell!!!

    I am currently a second year student in a Rehabilitation Science doctoral program. To say I am going through hell is a complete understatement! I have a supervisor who is unsupportive of my research interest (even though she took me on as a student), and won't even hire me to...
    9cdb1 9cdb1
    31-35
    1 Response Mar 11, 2012

    If You Are Writing Your Dissertation....

    There are two demons you have to beat. The first one says "What you are doing is not important" "No one will care". You beat this one during your literature search by seeing where the holes are in the field, meeting your peers at conferences, and relying on your adviser. The...
    bud777 bud777
    66-70, M
    Oct 14, 2011
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