A PhD can be a rollercoaster. We know it from our own experiences. Anyways, let's today celebrate the up's of doing a PhD!
A new study on the PhD experience presents in detail three major positive aspects of doing a PhD.
* the development of specific skills to become an expert
* the ability to work in a collaborative environment
* improved communication skills while sharing knowledge
The authors also found out that 50% of all Tweets about the PhD experience were positive, only 1/6 negative. They furthermore noticed that negative content received clearly more interaction and therefore was more visible on Social Media.
Needless to say: we need to continue talking about the ambivalence doing a PhD, especially mental health related aspects.
Nevertheless, let’s for this moment celebrate doing a PhD – and all the learnings we will take with us on our journey!