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As a fourth year doctoral candidate, in addition to having completed comprehensive examinations and prospectus and working on the dissertation, my thoughts are also turning towards the job market and securing that first academic position. This purpose of this blog is to chronicle the trials and tribulations of completing my Ph.D. and finding that first job.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Beginning comprehensive examinations

Well, today I begin another milestone towards obtaining my doctorate: my comprehensive examinations. This means that I will probably be less active on this blog over the next six weeks than I have been over the past few months.

I have some entries that I have written to provide some content for the first couple of weeks... I will also be posting each of my questions as I begin to work on them to the blog, largely for your feedback and ideas on how to tackle them (as two heads are always better than one and while I have some ideas on how to go about these questions, I'm always open to suggestions). I will also probably use this blog as a place to tease out opinions, ideas, and arguments that I am trying to make as I respond to these questions. Feel free to tell me when the opinion, idea or arguments could be strengthened, has holes, or makes no sense at all.

And thanks in advance for any feedback and guidance along the way...

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