Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Pros and Cons of doing a PhD - Part II

Check out Part I of this post (if you haven't already!). 

The Pros and Cons of doing a PhD - Part I

My PhD graduation! Should you get a PhD?
There is much debate about the career prospects of scientists, especially those in STEM fields. Are we training too many PhDs? Can the postdoc (the next training step after a PhD in academia) still be considered a temporary position anymore?
Will they all get a job? Not in academia at least, with only an estimated 10% of PhD holders actually securing academic positions.

These and many other issues have been argued across conference rooms and campuses across the world and anyone considering a PhD should absolutely evaluate whether a PhD is something they should do. So, should you get a PhD?

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Story of Ania

My sister and I on my first day of primary school!
Check out the frilly socks I was rocking!
 
The following is my story - how I came to where I am now: