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I Earned My Phd

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    I earned a PhD in Engineering. In some ways I don't think I am/was a good candidate for a PhD. I dislike writing intensely (yes, I recognize the irony here) and as a PhD you're supposed to perform research and publish your results. Fortunately I'm not in academia where you have...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 7 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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