Wanna Be PhD

PhD 2006. Now fully blown by the Postdoc Experience.

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Monday, May 09, 2005

More Moving Thoughts

I could - in principle - also move to the US.
I hardly dare to think this. Never been there. Very dangerous: involves airplanes and earthquakes and bombs. Foreign language. FAR, really fucking far away from home.
But maybe interesting academically.

4 Comments:

Blogger RageyOne said...

Here's my suggestion on moving thoughts. Make a list of the pros and cons of where you are now, of Another Town, and the US. Physically do it, write it down (down just think about it). You should include any and everythiing that pops into your mind about each place. That way, you can see which is the best option for you - mentally, academically, and for personal reasons.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 2:36:00 AM  
Blogger Wanna Be PhD said...

That's a good idea. Thanks! I might do it on the blog here, so you can comment.
The other question is where I get money (or a job).

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger admin said...

Rageyone just told you to do what my mom would have said--and I did that for moving to where I am now from where I was. Also, I should put you in touch with my friend. He moved to the US for the first time this school year--knowing little English (which has improved greatly since August) He mentioned to me that cost of living is very good here, for him at least. And he likes it here.

And if you post about the types of jobs you're looking into, people who read your blog can send you general job links to big companies, etc. Then you can get a better idea.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 7:45:00 PM  
Blogger Wanna Be PhD said...

I'd do some post doc research at MIT or at UCLA. I could get there via Ex Supervisor and some research grant from here, that would be no problem.
But I'm not sure I want to. I didn't want to do my PhD there. And I'm not sure how important it is for The Career to have been there. And maybe there are only egomaniac assholes. Who knows.

Thursday, May 12, 2005 12:39:00 AM  

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