I Have a Phd

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    Starting My Phd

    I'm going to start my PhD. Any suggestions to keep my pace and energies till I finish it successfully and get a degree. The main motto here is not the degree I get, but the quality research I do and learn to do the quality research. As you all know, some conduct the research for...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 19, 2013

    PhD in theoretical chemical physics.

    I have a PhD from one of the most known institute of technology in Sweden. I am proud of it, just because I did it when I was still thinking what I would like to be when I was growing up, and the idea to become a scientist, always seduced me, thinking in the romantic way of...
    mrtt80 mrtt80
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 9, 2014

    Phd In English

    I have a PhD in English. I consider my degree one of my greatest accomplishments because my parents did not even finish grade school, and I am the only person in my family ever to get even a traditional high school diploma. I left academia a few years ago because of personal...
    SomethingLikeALady SomethingLikeALady
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

    I have a PhD in New Testament.

    Taught briefly, couldn't get a full time position, and stumbled into being a reference books editor. One of my best decisions ever. I got paid to read all day. (The only bad thing was the job situation became unbearable so I finally had to quit.) I occasionally do some...
    bookishlutheran bookishlutheran
    61-65, M
    1 Response Feb 7

    Education

    I pursued a PhD in Education while working full time in my chosen area of research. I have been working in the same job since 1993. I didn't pursue my professional academic studies for personal gain or to secure my dream job but rather to help me do my job better and offer my...
    riveria riveria
    41-45, F
    Apr 29, 2012

    Evolutionary Biology

    Was my focus. Now I'm a high school science teacher and much happier. I was in grad school for 6 years, and wanted to quit so many times. Stubbornness was the only thing that kept me going. If you do aim for the PhD, really, really, REALLY know what you want to do and that you...
    bellapop bellapop
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2009
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