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copycat
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Software Engg here, applying for PhD after working 2 yrs @top5 giants.

Everyone is saying, without any "research experience", I stand ZERO chance of admission.

So, I'm expected to leave my 7 figure job, be someone's bitch for 6m to get a paper , and then maybe, JUST maybe I will be eligible for admission. WHY CAN'T I JUST LEARN IN THE 1ST YEAR OF PhD ?

STUPID MOTHERFUCKERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD GET INTO PhD ALL THE TIME. EVEN SOMEONE WHO CANT CODE FIBONACCI USING DP, GETS IN BY SHOWING FAKE RECO LETTERS(CASH), HIGH GPA (GATHERED BY LICKING EVERY TEACHER'S ASS), AND "RESEARCH EXPERIENCE" FROM PRIVATE UNIVERSITY BECAUSE THEY ARE TOOOO DUMB TO GEY INTO GOVT UNIVERSITY . (Seen myself)

I SWEAR TO GOD, IF I Don't get into PhD, this year, I'll probably loose my shit.

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  • 7
    Ambition I respect that, but never understood what drives people to this point.
  • 5
    What's your point for getting a PhD?
  • 3
    lose* 'walks out'

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  • 1
    @Stuxnet to get into autonomous vision, almost all jobs I saw , demand a phd
  • 4
    PhD sucks. I had two offers at the end of my studies and declined them both. It would have cost me 5 years with lousy payment, asskissing the prof because unlike a job, you can't change, and a lot of shit that has nothing to do with research like holding tutorials and correcting exams, oh and bureaucracy with getting third party funding. Fuck this shit.

    And then you're over-qualified for most jobs, plus that 5 years of industrial experience are worth much more.

    The only two careers where you really need a PhD is for university career in the vain hope to get one of those rare prof jobs, or for your business card hoping that you'll make it into upper management. Well or because you suck and can't get a real industry job, I've seen that, too, but that only postpones the dropout.
  • 4
    Academia is fucking pointless.
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  • 0
    @Fast-Nop do you really feel that way ? But research scientist posts have PhDs in their requirement, how to bypass that ?
  • 2
    @copycat yeah, I'm happy that I didn't make a PhD. And you can usually make up for that with industrial experience. Except if it's a government sponsored job, but in that case, it will suck anyway.
  • 2
    I have a PhD. Not worth it compared to the experience you can get working in the real world.
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