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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.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Has This Been Your Experience?

I saw this entry, grad school "friends" over at In Favor of Thinking - and apparently they had seen something similar written over at What Now.

The premise, which is best simply quoted, was about an "old grad school friend who repeatedly diminished her accomplishments or boasted about his own." This apparently spoke to In Favor of Thinking.

I found this interesting because my own experience here in my doctoral program could not be further from this description. I can't think of any of my doctoral colleagues that try to deter from my accomplishment and I would hope they would say the same of me. I also think that not only would they not try to deminish the accomplishments, but my program has a culture of supporting each other as we vie for these accomplishments and celebrating once the accomplishment becomes a reality.

So tell me, what has your experience been?

Tags: academy, tenure, graduate student, graduate students, graduate school, higher education, education

2 Comments:

Blogger Alice said...

My doctoral colleagues are equally supporting. Although all of us are very competitive, everybody is willing to share any tips they have picked.

6:37 AM

 
Blogger MKB said...

I guess this was what I was hoping to hear, as it has been my own experience too.

MKB

4:45 PM

 

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