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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcaOG View Post
    @El Gato you might be surprised to hear that i teach international relations and political philosophy at the uni level
    wooooow respect dude !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcaOG View Post
    @El Gato you might be surprised to hear that i teach international relations and political philosophy at the uni level
    Well fuck me sideways...

    Good for you brother

    You sure you don't prefer PE.. ?
    Some are boring, some are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcaOG View Post
    @El Gato you might be surprised to hear that i teach international relations and political philosophy at the uni level
    PhD in political philosophy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdy View Post
    PhD in political philosophy?
    phd candidate in political science specializing in political philosophy. 4th year. should finish in ~2 more years.


    lol, that might sound fancy, but trust me it isnt. the academic job market is in the shitters and the prospects are not good. well, i am deep in it now so i might as well finish the degree...who knows after that

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcaOG View Post
    phd candidate in political science specializing in political philosophy. 4th year. should finish in ~2 more years.


    lol, that might sound fancy, but trust me it isnt. the academic job market is in the shitters and the prospects are not good. well, i am deep in it now so i might as well finish the degree...who knows after that
    I know mate.
    Same situation: 5th year in my PhD in Philosophy.
    Academic job market awaits for me as well
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    There's a sizable proportion of doctorates (or to be doctorates) on Barcaforum it seems. Cruyff and Pep influence

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcaOG View Post
    well, i am deep in it now so i might as well finish the degree...who knows after that
    Just follow your heart. I had an offer 10 years ago from a professor to stay and make an academic career in Electrical engineering. Never had the passion for it, though, so I decided I'd feel more complete being part of the family agriculture business. Don't regret it, not one bit. I love being out there on the field, in nature. Business is good and I believe I made the right choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdy View Post
    I know mate.
    Same situation: 5th year in my PhD in Philosophy.
    Academic job market awaits for me as well
    Quote Originally Posted by BarcaOG View Post
    phd candidate in political science specializing in political philosophy. 4th year. should finish in ~2 more years.


    lol, that might sound fancy, but trust me it isnt. the academic job market is in the shitters and the prospects are not good. well, i am deep in it now so i might as well finish the degree...who knows after that
    You two should also explore beyond the academic job markets. You can make a decent pitch for industry if you actually narrow down on your skillset and market that as opposed to the actual PhD you receive. IIRC Google's chief of decision/data sciences has a PhD in neuroscience/psychology (and not pure mathematics or statistics as one would expect).

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    Lads, sod academia, honestly. If somebody told me after 4 years of the PhD I had to do some tenure position, post-doc or whatever else I'd sooner go and flip burgers for a living
    Some are boring, some are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdy View Post
    I know mate.
    Same situation: 5th year in my PhD in Philosophy.
    Academic job market awaits for me as well
    then you understand my predicament..i feel you bro

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    i mean, dont get me wrong: i love what i do and my chosen subject matter. id be very happy to continue down this path if it led to secure employment. chances are it wont, though.

    in all likelihood i will end up going the route kingleo suggests, pitching my skillset in the corporate/civilian job market. even my friends/colleagues with multiple post-docs, published books and journal articles, stellar teaching records cant find secure employment so... the times are tough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcaOG View Post
    i mean, dont get me wrong: i love what i do and my chosen subject matter. id be very happy to continue down this path if it led to secure employment. chances are it wont, though.

    in all likelihood i will end up going the route kingleo suggests, pitching my skillset in the corporate/civilian job market. even my friends/colleagues with multiple post-docs, published books and journal articles, stellar teaching records cant find secure employment so... the times are tough!
    In the States at least, there is a high demand for individuals with the ability to analyze "real world evidence" (aka observational study data). AFAIK, that's a principle common to a lot of PhDs and whatever you haven't learned can be easily picked up on in a few months/on the job IMO (since the point of a PhD is to learn how to learn).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingLeo10 View Post
    In the States at least, there is a high demand for individuals with the ability to analyze "real world evidence" (aka observational study data). AFAIK, that's a principle common to a lot of PhDs and whatever you haven't learned can be easily picked up on in a few months/on the job IMO (since the point of a PhD is to learn how to learn).
    yeah, that's true. unfortunately for me my work doesnt involve statistical analysis so i will probably need a bit of training in that once i graduate. but thats fine. if nothing else, the phd teaches you to learn efficiently...as you rightly point out

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    This is not a knack on any of you, but I never really understood the appeal of a PhD. I am an electrical engineer and I guess it's different for my field and maybe perhaps because I'm in the US. I realize academic prestige is important to some and there are some people who grow up in such households. Everyone I know that pursued a PhD in any engineering field was absolutely miserable. Also you are limiting your career to more academia-related work. Sure, you can work as an R&D engineer at Intel, AMD, Apple, etc. but you are in that position mainly because you are a PhD. Try applying to a low pressure entry engineer job or software engineering job, you'll have a difficult time getting hired because you'd be quite overqualified. It's weird, but anecdotally from everyone I know those who have bachelors or masters have easier time with jobs than those that get a PhD and want to try something outside of the realm of academia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingLeo10 View Post
    There's a sizable proportion of doctorates (or to be doctorates) on Barcaforum it seems. Cruyff and Pep influence
    With the amount of petty arguments BarcaOG gets in, I would honestly never guess he would be
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