the path of the PhD / ECR can feel pretty isolating. as you might have noticed, i’ve spent a little while struggling with getting publications out there and dealing with reviewer comments. i’ve also just found quite a few job openings which i think i could be awesome at but they all happen to be between 1000kms and 10,000kms away from where i currently live, so i’m debating whether or not to apply when i really don’t want to move away/overseas (again).
but i just checked in to #phdchat on Twitter, and it’s really uplifting to see my peers struggling with the same issues, offering advice & support, and sharing their success stories.
from @thesiswhisperer: don’t believe the hype about the deal of academia, because even if you don’t get an academic job, you’ll still be awesome at whatever you do and only 2% of phd grads are unemployed. read more.
go check it out!
(image via Siv Watkins’ post linked above)