Thoughts on life after the PhD
Adam Ruben, author of Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School (now available on Amazon!) has created some rhymes to express how we’ve all felt at one time or another:
Salon.com’s Cary Tennis seems to be getting a lot of letters from depressed grad students lately. His advice is usually spot on, but I think Postacademic’s responses and comments are more helpful. Click on the “Sense and Sangria” tag for more.
Also from Postacademic–the little pigtailed girl in the “So You Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities” video is all grown up and as blind as ever. I think the most chilling part of this “sequel” video is the ending, when the girl’s adviser says, “Well, I’ve got to go now–we’ve got an orientation session for new grad students. I hear this is our biggest incoming class ever!”
I’d better get back to writing about Kenzaburo Oe…and death.
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