The Secret to Being a PhD Student

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What is it REALLY like to be a PhD student? It's not always what it looks like from the outside looking in. U. Ejiro O. Onomake is a third-year doctorate student who lets us in on a very important secret of in this post.

When people hear that I am in a doctoral program they often express some interest in my work or they say something that infers I have a great deal of intelligence. How does one respond to such a thing? In the beginning of my program I would laugh it off and say that was not true but as I’ve progressed into my program I have gone one step further, I’ve started to tell people the little known secret: Successfully entering and completing a PhD program does not hinge on intelligence.

Read the full post Let Me Tell You a Secret on PhD Life.

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