Graduate Studies in the Sciences – Beyond the Science

Extending your education through a graduate degree in the sciences requires a long-term commitment. It also often incites questions from our peers about the state of our sanity. Despite all these sceptical questions, many of us still choose to pursue a PhD in the sciences, but do we fully understand what exactly we’re getting ourselves into? Though this may not come as a surprise, there are many things, beyond the science, that are also important in our education. Here we wish to discuss some of these additional ‘annoyances’ and why they matter.

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