Things People Told Me About Applying to Grad School
Posted February 21, 2020, Updated March 07, 2020
Tagged: academia
  • It’s a great idea and you can’t get the same kind of research experience anywhere else
  • It’s a terrible idea and you should just go work in tech instead
  • It’s only worth it if you love research
  • A PhD is for when you don’t know what you want to do with your life yet
  • Don’t tell your life’s story. Talk about what you have done and can do
  • Dress nicely, but don’t wear a suit
  • Don’t get drunk at recruitment
  • They usually have really good food at recruitment
  • At the end of the day admissions comes down to who you know and luck
  • Once you’re in, don’t worry about grades as long as you pass
  • Your goal should be to get in and out as quickly as possible
  • A PhD is all about networking well with other scientists