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Think THRICE before choosing a new PhD program

Joining a new PhD program where you will be in the very first cohort is hard as fuck (AF)! And it’s hard for some of the following reasons – there are so fucking many. 662 more words

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Intellectual Bandits in Academia

Keep your ideas private and your work safe.

One of the dirty linens in academia is that people steal other people’s ideas without giving them credit. 1,508 more words

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When your Advisor doesn't Advise you

Yes. This fucking happens. Some professors could give one rat-fucking butt hair about your dissertation. They are out there to get what’s theirs, and will not have you getting in their way. 1,425 more words

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Intellectual Bends & Communication – PIs, Research Assistants, and Projects

Know who you are as a PI and know who you are as a researcher/ assistant. Both parties should know how best they work and should inform each other of this. 757 more words

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Don't be fooled by Fake Diversity

All I will say here is… This:

versus, this:

The world is not homogenous, and neither is knowledge. If diversity means anything to you – AND IT SHOULD – there should be a healthy mixture of social and economic backgrounds, ethnicities, sexes, nationalities, and more in your school, college, and department. 117 more words

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Brains, Bureaucracy, and Bullshit!

Brains, Bureaucracy, and Bullshit!

As I go along this PhD process, not only am I learning about research, but I am also learning about the hidden minutiae of academia. 1,020 more words

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