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  • 6
    Congratulations
  • 6
    Congrats!
  • 7
    🎉 💃 🍻 🎈 🎊

    Well done!

    is it the right choice? 👀
    Must be, you went for it and got in!!
  • 5
    Congratulations! Welcome to academic slavery, it's pretty nice here :p
  • 2
    Congratulations 🎉 👏!
  • 7
    Congratulations, soon to be Dr. Bones!
  • 5
    @C0D4 You'll have the next ~4 years to hear me complain about this choice :)
  • 4
    @Jilano I will have wrinkles when I finish :(
  • 5
    Welcome, fellow person who will secretly await their entire life for someone to ask "is there a doctor in the room" so they can contribute to one of the hardest to earn tired jokes.

    What's going to be your field of research?
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    @CptFox Perception for robotics
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    Hey, congratulations! 🎉
  • 2
    Congrats!

    Right choice? Well ... it's always hard to say. Academia is a weird and increasingly precarious place, but it's not the only option post-Phd.

    Having the degree in the bag though demonstrates you can do high level, independent work and research, and that you're robust enough to survive running the PhD gauntlet. All of which are marketable.

    And on the other side, you'll almost certainly learn heaps and develop really useful skills, make lots of good contacts, and hopefully, get to do something really interesting, hard, and novel.
  • 0
    Please, it's doctor Nicky Bones
  • 3
    @halfflat If I graduate without socking some pretentious asshole in the face, I'll consider it a great accomplishment. I didn't like what I saw in the academia so far, but I still feel compelled to give it a try.
  • 2
    @NickyBones make academia less snobby. You're fighting the good fight!
  • 1
    @NickyBones

    Go kick arses.

    :)

    Questions always come later. :)
  • 1
    Congrats!

    At my uni, I had two offers for a post-graduating to PhD without even having asked. I declined both of them because it would have been much work for lousy pay - neither of which is my thing.

    Also, I would have been more or less a slave to some diva prof. In the industry, I can just apply elsewhere, but that's not possible during post-graduating years, and profs know this.
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    @Fast-Nop My inner hamster is thrilled to run in some professor's wheel :)
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    Congratulations mate! I'm sure you'll do very well. It's a long slog, but I daresay you're in no illusion otherwise 😊
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    Here’s to the future Doctor Bones! 🥃
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    @NickyBones Sounds fun. Robotics was one of the field I considered, ended up going into RF signal processing due to a nice opportunity.

    I recommend befriending your lab as fast as you can, there WILL come a time when you'll feel frustrated with stuff that only your lab fellows will truly relate with, and taking that out with them will help. At least that's been the case for me and everyone in my lab.
    I'm rather shy and I'm in a special case where I do my PhD in partnership with a company, which causes me to spend much less time at the lab, and not befriending my lab mates sooner is probably my biggest regret in my time as a PhD student (which will be over in may, yay).

    It's gonna be tough some times, but hang on, it's gonna feel proper great when you realize that people around you do start to consider you the expert in your specific domain :)
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