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Your Leaving Academia Questions About Why Phd In Computer Science

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Laura asks…

Which is a better background for neuroscience? Math or Computer science?

I am an undergraduate student, majoring in behavioural neuroscience.
When I finish my BSc. I am planning to do an MD/PhD and get into neuroscience research.

Right now, I am also interested in doing a minor either in math OR computer science.
So which one would be better to combine with neuroscience? Math or Computer science and why?

Thanks in advance.

Blogger answers:

Why not do both? I have a computer science degree with minors in math and philosophy, and in my opinion both minors contributed significantly to my understanding of computer science.

In your case, it seems to me that a math minor would be useful primarily for the statistical aspects, as a significant part of the work in any behavioral science (and any other science for that matter) is the analysis and correlation of data. However, computer science expertise would give you a better understanding of how to model accurate simulations and what-if scenarios for the purpose of forming hypotheses that you could then verify or refute by experiment.

If you only have time in your schedule to get one or the other, I’m not sure which I would choose if I were you. If you already have a thorough understanding of statistics, then probably computer science.

Maria asks…

Why do I see inventors with a phd or masters degree progressing in other fields other than their own?

Why do I see people that have a degree in a specific field such as computer science developing cars, radios and other stuff complete outside their field of endeavour. I know that some stuff intracorrelates with each other, but some inventions and ideas are just remarkable for those individuals.

Blogger answers:

Let us remember the origin of the Ph.D. It was created in the German university system in the 19th century from a realization that scientific knowledge was progressing very quickly. So quickly that just teaching students what was known was inadequate as that knowledge would be obsolete by the time it was learned. So instead, students would be taught an exact methodology of discovery, how to do research, how to find out new things. That is never obsolete. Thus, people trained that way are good at making discoveries.

That help?

Jenny asks…

Which of these PhD’s offers the most job opportunity and why?

Ph.D in Engineering, Computer Science, Software, Mathematics, Physics or relevant technical field.

I placed relevant technical field if you want to suggest some other path.

My bachelor is computer science, but I am considering physics and working with energy.

Blogger answers:

Of those, physics or math – useful in industry and government. Engineering and computer science bachelors degrees pay more than a PhD in most fields, including most jobs in physics and math, but not a lot more with a PhD. PhDs in those fields are pretty useless unless you want to teach college, and that pays less than government or industry.

William asks…

Why don’t people buy Macs?

I’ve never understood why people insist on buying PCs. I’ve been using those for many years and I’ve just got my first Mac a year ago and have had no problems. No setup problems, no freezing, it was so easy. I can understand why some people like Windows because they might be computer nerds and like tinkering with all that stuff but most people don’t. They want to sit down and start doing stuff without having a PHD in computer science. That is what I get with my Mac. An easy to use computer that gives me no headaches.

Blogger answers:

I don’t know about the stores in your area, but in mine Mac’s are pricy as compared to a PC.

I wanted Macs for my business, but I couldn’t jusify the extra cost. If they would drop their price just a wee bit they’d get more business, at least from customers with requirements like mine.

Mary asks…

Why does Obama waste taxpayer money with phony investigations of Toyota electronics?

So Obama government did a multi-mullion dollar investigation of Toyota electronics for over 10 months. Lot of engineers, NASA workers, mathematicians, computer science phd‘s, systems engineers etc etc were used for the investigation. These group of engineers and scientists then charged the rate of $60 an hour for 40 hours a week, for 10 straight months only to conclude NOTHING is wrong in Toyota electronics. Instead of fixing Toyota, doesn’t Obama have other things to do? Toyota is private sector anyway. Why should government sector interfere in private sector?
toyota engineers and scientists are more sophisticated, advanced and expert than government engineers. Its like high school kid investigating a math major in university.

Blogger answers:

Because the government owns GM and is trying to knock off the competition.

Why did LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Reagan and Clinton give no bid contract to Haliburton?

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Your Leaving Academia Questions About Phd Importance

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Charles asks…

should i do phd in chemical engineering ? what is importance of phd in chemical engineering ?

which engineering is better chemical engineering or mechanical engineering . i want to do some research from my side too help pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Blogger answers:

Both are very general engineering degrees. You should figure out what you want to specialize in first, and then decide whether chemical or mechanical engineering fits better. Chemical Engineering is more science-based at a more molecular or micro-level whereas Mechanical Engineering is more macro. What do you want to research? Your research IS your pH D, so figure out what you want to specialize in first.

Also, I think most mechanical engineers get a Masters degree whereas most chemical engineers get a pH D. I’m guessing that this is because most mechanical engineers want to work in an industry or company rather than conduct research. From my experience, most universities do not even accept Chemical Engineers who pursue a M.S; it’s either just B.S. Or pH D. A B.S. Is probably enough education for Chemical Engineers to work in the industry, making a Masters useless.

If you want your main focus is research, then I suggest that you go for a ph D in Chemical Engineering, because there are more research opportunities. Again, it really depends on what you want to research and specialize in.

David asks…

is it easy for getting the PHD in microbiology? or difficult? what is the importance of that?

Blogger answers:

Any real Ph.D program will be difficult. The whole intent is to make you have a scholarly contribution to the field, which is never easy.

Chris asks…

Taking care of myself takes so much time and effort, I don’t know how/when to work on my phd?

I am fourth year phd student and very self-consicious person by nature.
I don’t have a carefree nature so I give importance to each and every aspect of life and in doing so I feel I am not able to concentrate on my actual research at all. Please give your comments on my problem. I’ll highly appreciate any sort of feedback

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Donald asks…

Is GMAT important for PhD?

I am currently an MBA student with hopes of continuing into a PhD program in a private university. My GMAT scores to get into the MBA program of a state university were fine and I got into the program with no problems at all. However, I am interested in attending a private university (non-ivy league) for my PhD next year.

I have a fair amount of professional experience and currently hold and Academic Position at my University, but I am scared that my average GMAT scores will come back to bite me.

Any thoughts on the matter? Anyone with experience on the importance of GMAT scores for PhD programs?


Blogger answers:

PhD programs usually require the GRE, not the GMAT. Some programs don’t require the GRE or may make an exception for you.

Nancy asks…

Question about PhD and MD?

Okay, so I’m in my first semester of college (currently at a two year junior college) and I’m going to be a doctor. However, I’m not entirely sure on the process. Will I be getting a PhD, an MD, or both? What is the importance of each and when would I attain either? As I stated in a previous question, I am completely and utterly lost in this wonderfully scary world of college. Any and all information would be much appreciated (remember, I’m going to be a doctor). Thank you in advance!

Blogger answers:

If you want to be a medical doctor, you want an MD. If you want to be a research scientist, you want a PhD. Both require you get a bachelors degree (4-year college degree) before applying to the program. The MD is an additional 4 years, plus at least 3 more of residency. The PhD is an additional 4-8 years. An MD lets you treat patients, a PhD lets you do research and/or teach at the college level.

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Your Leaving Academia Questions About Should I Get A Phd In Psychology

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James asks…

Is it worth getting a PhD in School Psychology or should I just get my Master’s in School Psychology?

I know I want to be a school psychologist. But whether or not I should get my Master’s or a PhD remains to be seen. Are there any big differences in the two degrees regarding the profession?

Blogger answers:

A PhD is a research degree; the only reason you’d get that is if you want to do research and publish papers about school psychology or if you want to teach it at the university level. If you just want to work as a school psychologist, stick with a masters degree.

Susan asks…

If I want to practice psychology, should I get my PsyD or PhD?

I‘m pretty sure there is a thread for this but can’t seem to find one! Anyways, I want to be able to practice psychology, possibly clinical. Research is something that does not appeal to me and I would like to be able to gain practical experience that I can use when working. I have heard that PsyDs are less funded than PhDs. Does anyone have experience in these fields that can give me a thorough answer?

Blogger answers:

I am graduating with my BS in psychology this spring and will be attending a clinical psychology Psy.D program in the fall. I, too, am not too crazy about research and definitely prefer the clinical aspect of psychology more so. Psy.D programs are newer than Ph.D’s and do have less funding, which is unfortunate. However, I do not see anything wrong with going for a Psy.D over a Ph.D. There are a number of prestigious well-recognized Psy.D programs out there. While Psy.D programs do involve research they have a much larger focus on the clinical aspect than Ph.D programs do. I think you should definitely go for your Psy.D if you truly want to focus more heavily on clinical practice than research.

Mary asks…

what area of psychology should i study in college?

okay, so i am a recent high school graduate and i plan to get my PhD in psychology and become a family/children/marriage councelor/therapist.
but i am unsure what field of psychology i need to major and study in.

please help.

Blogger answers:

Major in psychology. Also think about volunteering at a crisis hotline or someplace that will give you experience counseling. Most programs look for a person to have about 1 year of experience in human services (work or volunteer.)

Mark asks…

Okay, I am a college student and I am pursuing a degree in psychology. What should I major and minor in?

I want to work primarily with teens because I feel they are a group that really needs help. I just want to help young people be the best they can be. I also would like to have kmy own practice eventually. Can anybody help me figure out exactly what I should major or minor in or if I should get a PhD or double major and what not. Thank you!… O ya i would also like to work with young athletes seeing as that I have always been involved in athletics

Blogger answers:

You must major in psychology to go on to grad school in psychology. You’d need a masters (6 years total) to be a counselor and a PhD or PsyD (8-12 years) to be a psychologist.

Donna asks…

What field of psychology should I get a degree in?

I am currently getting a BS in special education and am looking at grad schools. I plan on getting a masters in ABA, because I mainly want to work with autism. I want to get a PhD, but I‘m not sure which branch of psychology I should get the degree in. I would like to be a therapist, counselor, or consultant working with autistic people, but I‘m not sure which branch of the field I should focus on.

Blogger answers:

Clinical psychology. That’s the field that encompasses Autism. Also if you want to work primarily in schools, school psychology or combined school-child clinical degrees are options too.

Also, the PhD is primarily a research degree. So the programs will be more research orienated and unless you have substantial research experience, the decent ones will be nearly impossible for you to get to. You probably want a PsyD, which is a Doctor of Psychology degree. That’s almost entirely clinically oriented.

Social work also encompasses those careers as well. There are social work programs that lead to a Doctor of Social Work degree.

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Your Leaving Academia Questions About Academic Job Interview

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Carol asks…

If a formal interview for an academic job includes a formal dinner, how should one dress for it?

If a lady dresses a suite for the interview, should she change some casual outfit for the dinner?

Blogger answers:

Definitely not. It is part of the interview. If they don’t take you directly to dinner from the interview, you could change, but not into something more casual. You could give up the suit and wear a businesslike dress with jacket, if you wanted to. Actually, I just noticed that you said there was a “formal” dinner. If you mean dinner with faculty or administrators, then what I said above would be appropriate, but if by “formal” dinner you mean there is a formal event, then if anything, you would need to dress up for it, not down. Why would anyone think of wearing a casual outfit to a formal dinner?

Ken asks…

Proper attire for interview -academic job

I want to know whether it is appropriate to wear blue jacket and grey trouser/pant for a job interview.I am comparing this with a suit in which color of a jacket and trouser is same.

Blogger answers:

1 “step better” than what you would wear if you worked there. You do not want to be under dressed or overdressed. If they were shorts and t-shirts, you wear long pants and a polo shirt. If they where dockers, you were dress pants, if they were dress pants, you were a suit, …

You do not want to look out of place since the interviewer is trying to figure out if you will fit in at the company or not.

Sandra asks…

Why is academic performance given lot of weight-age during a job interview?

If a person is street smart has, other qualities still good performance in academics is very important for the company . why?

Blogger answers:

1) A good academic record generally usually (but not always) indicates a level of dedication and comittement to work you have undertaken.
2) Someone with a proven academic record is usually more receptive to training.
3) They will probably have good key skills (written english, basic maths, IT, fact finding etc) if they have managed to get good grades.

BUT they do not show some of the soft skills which can be as or more important i.e. Interpersonal skills, self-confidence, time management, common sense ect. If your academic profile is not spectacular these are the kind of things you should focus on.

Sandy asks…

Job interview for receptionist tomorrow – should I take my academic certificates with me?

I have been told nothing by the interviewers!

Blogger answers:

Yes.If you go empty handed,the interviewer is likely to think that you are either not well prepared or uninterested.You should have a current resume,original & photocopy certificates with you.Though most interviewers will have received an email copy of your resume beforehand & printed it from Human Resources.Do not wait for the interviewer to ask for these.Offer them.Be prepared for anything.Carry your documents in a professional file or briefcase.Good luck!

Lisa asks…

For a tutoring job interview, I must give a five minute lesson on how to do something NON-academic! What?

I need ideas. It can’t be cooking, gambling, dance steps, drinking games. They are looking for fun, enthusiasm, involving the audience, using props, etc. This will be used to evaluate teaching style. I just don’t want to do what five other people in the group interview will be doing!

Blogger answers:

How to tie shoelaces… *lol*

seriously, it doesn’t matter what your topic is, all they want to see is how you could show them your knowledge and skills about dividing lessons into tasks that your students could follow–i.e. Teaching skills.

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Your Leaving Academia Questions About Non Academic Careers For Phd

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Charles asks…

How much “in common” do you need to have for a relationship to work?

Here’s my situation. I’m not complaining, I’m just trying to take it seriously and thinking a lot about it.
I have been dating a great guy for several months now. We have so much to talk about. We share interests like reading, science and theatre, our tastes are similar in music, books and movies, our lifestyles are very much compatible, even our sleeping habits 🙂 But then there are some things where we differ. For example, I’m Catholic, he’s a self-professed “spiritual agnostic”. I come from a “perfect” traditional family, where everyone is very educated and smart, his parents, who are both pretty much working class, got divorced before he can even remember that. He’s the first in his family to go as far as PhD, I’m probably going to be the only one in my family without one (though I’m also smart, I just choose a nonacademic career). We both are rather shy and very sensitive to the relationship, so whenever we talk about things we disagree on, we sort of walk in circles, without expressing strong personal opinions. But then, sometimes we have heated impersonal debates like whether or not abortions should be forbidden by law etc.
So my question is, is it possible to overcome religious and similar differences in a relationship? I want to believe it is, but my personal experience tells me relationships fail even for very stupid reasons. Is there any way to know what can become a big problem and somehow prevent it? Some special ways of talking about those things or dealing with them on a small scale, before they become an elephant in the room? Please try to talk not only about respect and compromise, but also about more specific situations and examples. Thank you.

Blogger answers:

Well…I don’t have any situations or examples, but here me out, opposites attract and so do people with the same interests. Theres is no specific requirement of commonalities you need to have a relationship, all you need is:
A faithful love
A devoted soul
A romantic evening
And to keep her/his heart full

Sharon asks…

Over time, I have grown serious reservations about my PhD supervisor; is my career going to suffer?

For some nonacademic/non-research reasons, I no longer enjoy interacting with him. I am going to graduate soon. I think I am not in a position to use him as my referee for job or anything. I feel sorry for myself, I just know all of his double-standards and self-interested policies, and it will be betrayal to myself if I change my mind. As I am going to graduate soon and work in a very specialized applied science area (where only a few companies offer a job), it will be very hard to land a job without his contribution. But I just have a strong feeling that it will be a betrayal to myself, to all of my beliefs and principles, if I give in. Being consistent with my values and without his considerations, do I have a decent chance for my first job?

Blogger answers:

It is a giant red flag if you don’t have a LOR from your PhD advisor. Employers will think there is something wrong with you instead of him. Since your issues are not professional, you have to seperate your personal feelings from your professional interests. Limit your interactions with him and keep such interactions strictly professional.

Getting a reference from him will not be hypocritical on your part. If your work is good and he did an adequate job as your supervisor, then there is nothing wrong with getting an LOR from him. Plus, if he is as selfish as you say, he will work hard to get you the best job possible because it will make him look good.

I completely understand where you’re comming from. My advisor is a horrible person but a brilliant mathematician. Accordingly, I completely minimized my interactions with him – only meeting when we needed to work some things out for my dissertation. I honestly feared that he would try to sabotage my job search but in the end, he helped me get the best post doc I could have hoped for.

Laura asks…

How to make the most of my gap year (I am a psychology undergrad who wants a PhD in clinical/cognitive psych)?

I appologize in advance for this really long post.

I am currently in my fifth year of a BA/MA program in general psychology. I have finished all of my requirements except for my masters thesis. I will defending my thesis in the spring semester. My ultimate career goal is to become a professor.

However, I want to take a year off between my undergrad and my PhD because I feel like I need it. I want to retake the GREs again and have time to really take my time with the grad application process but that is not going to happen right now because I am scrambling to get my thesis done by the spring. Also, I have no publications right now, but we are working on things for publication and my CV may reflect that if I wait for a year. From a purely nonacademic perspective, I feel like I also need the year because I have had some rough spots during the past five years (I have bipolar disorder and I dealt with a few episodes) and I need a break from classes and would like to do something else for a change. I would prefer to do something that will enhance my CV.

So far, these are the options I know I have:
1. Gussy up to my department find a TA or adjunct position for that year.
2. Try for a post-bac research training program
3. Stay in the labs I am in now and get publications
4. Look for a paid research position

Is there anything else I can/should do or should consider doing? Do you have any suggestions? What is the most useful/productive way to spend that year? If you took a gap year, did you find it helpful? What did you do that helped the most?

Or, should I just bite the bullet and apply? I think that some aspects of my application might actually be competitive.

My GRE scores may get me kicked out of some piles (I have a 1240: 570 verbal and 670 quant). I haven’t taken the subject test yet, but I got a 700 on my Kaplan diagnostic and I am taking the test in October. But, my GPAs work for me: I have a 3.941 general GPA and a 4.00 in my major. I do not come from a school with a particularly good reputation but I have lots of reasearch experience, an REU, and a few conference presentations under my belt. I also have six months of good clinical experience.

Ugh… I have to take the new GREs

Blogger answers:

From my own experience, I would suggest using the time to broaden your research experience. At the same time you’ll be able to get some publications out and those two things together will make a huge difference to your chances come application time. Is there a chance of getting a paid research position in your current labs? As they already know your abilities, they would be more likely to give you the opportunity to learn a new skill which is complementary to your research. Looking for a job in an unrelated lab is more likely to require you to use your existing skills than picking up new ones.
It sounds like you’ll have a good CV with your research experience and conferences, but allowing time to get a publication or two out and maybe another in the pipeline would (in my opinion) be more important than which school you’re coming from.
From a non-academic perspective too, PhD is going to be full-on! You need a little time to breathe and get yourself back together after the stress of your previous studies. And to get excited for the next stage!
Good luck!

Lizzie asks…

MS/PhD in electrical engineering (Signal Processing / DSP Theory Vs Electrical Power / Energy)?

i graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2008…i did my senior year undergraduate concentration in signal processing…but i ended up finding a job in the electric power field upon graduation (i work for a nuclear energy firm where it’s about the power distribution system)…

i LOVE math (even on engineer standards…i solve hard math problems for fun and my other engineer friends think i’m weird for doing so)…so i’m applying to grad schools and i’m trying to figure out which concentration to go into…

as i see it…Signal Processing is very math heavy and academic oriented…stuff that i’m more oriented towards…but i also feel like the jobs are somewhat lacking in this field…especially during the crappy economy

Electric Power…my entire job experience from college onwards has been in this field…while i think there are more jobs in this field (with all the nuke plants that are being built)…i think that its more of a practical / non academic type of field…and does not require much math or theory…also i feel like it’s somewhat cookie-cutter…

what are your suggestions??…i want a career that’s up my alley but at the same time i want job security…

Blogger answers:

Here are my thoughts, based on a 35-year career as an EE in hardware design.

1. I’ve worked in a wide variety of EE hardware-disciplines during my career.

In the 1960’s I designed audio amplifiers, originally vacuum-tube based.

During the 1970’s I designed: logic IC’s, optical satellite attitude sensors, electronic music synthesizers (guitar), HV self-destruct hardware for guided missiles, position-servos for geophysical measurements, phase-locked loops, precision low-noise amplifiers.

During the 1980’s and 1990’s I designed complex analog and digital electronics for ultrasound medical imaging systems. I worked with 100 PhD scientists & engineers in a very exciting, challenging environment — this was the most exciting, challenging intellectual environment available to EE hardware designers during these 2 decades. Also ultrasound system design & team leadership.

Had I continued my EE career into the 2000’s, I would have switched to robotics design.

2. I have always sought out the most intellectually challenging work environments. These are the most fun.

3. In conclusion: Be prepared to master a wide variety of disciplines. Be prepared to return, each decade, for a year or more of graduate-level education in new and exciting fields. Job security demands the ability to adapt quickly to unfamiliar intellectual disciplines.

To paraphrase Andy Grove at Intel: Only the brilliant and highly-adaptable engineer will survive.

Ruth asks…

Alternative Psychology Careers?

I’m looking for career advice in terms of possible career options within Child Psychology or Academia.

Here’s the short version:
I want to teach
I like doing the hands on parts of research
I dislike the theoretical/writing parts of research
Is there any job in Psychology for me?

Here’s the long version:
I’m in Canada. I have a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Psychology. I’m going to complete my Master’s Degree in Psychology in 2 weeks. Then, I will begin my PhD program.

As an undergraduate, I enjoyed psychometric testing and originally planned to go into Child Clinical. But I did not want to focus on autism or childhood schizophrenia, I was more interested in ‘typically counselling’ topics (children of divorce, anxiety, depression, bullying) and therefore I decided Clinical was not for me. I also decided a counselling program was not for me because it’s not academic/theoretical enough.

I enjoyed designing research ideas and critiquing research. I also enjoyed statistics. So I went to graduate school in Developmental Research. My area of focus is shyness and social anxiety in children and I work with non-clinical samples. I’ve been working as a teaching assistant and a research assistant.

I greatly enjoy teaching and lecturing and I would love to teach at the univeristy level some day. I’ve also learned that I love the “hands on” component of research. I love working with participants and administering psychometric tests. I also love really applied research on non-clinical populations.

However, I have learned that I am not passionate about the writing or theoretical aspects of research. Although I enjoy designing research and critiquing other studies and keeping up with important findings, I greatly dislike the thesis writing process and APA style. I also greatly dislike needing to know absolutely every study every conducted on a topic before commencing research on that topic.

I also am concerned about research grants. I find applying for research grants to be largely hit and miss. Some professors always win grants and other never do. I feel I would be better suited for a job with more stability – like a private research company, or a government research centre – in which I didn’t need to apply for grants.

Finally, I am worried because my advisor does not do any “hands on” work. His job is primarily the “theoretical” aspect of the research, reviewing journals, writing grant applications, writing journal articles. He hasn’t even taught for the last two years because last year one of his research grants excused him from teaching and this year he is on Sabbatical. I’m concerned that if I become a professor, I will not be able to do any “hands on” work which I like and instead my career will be primarily “theoretical” work which I dislike. I do not want a career that is entirely reading and writing.

So, because of all this, I’ve become concerned that a career in Academia as a Psychology Professor may not be for me. I don’t want to just be a lecturer – because the salary is not good ($20,000). But I want to teach, and I want to be able to do some research – but I don’t want my career to be dominated by research grant applications and journal reviews.

Are the any alternative career options that might be appropriate?
Are there certain colleges which are less research focused?
Has anyone heard of any academic positions (besides lecturer) that are less reserach focused?

Blogger answers:

First off, congratulations on your achievements! Be proud of what you succeeded at accomplishing -as it truly is remarkable and worthy of acknowledging for your own “sense-of-self.”

Next, in two weeks when you receive your Masters, run as fast and as far as possible from your present work in that particular school!! If you even hesitate, you’ll get sucked into doing exactly what you are very clear that you don not want to do.

Now, the good news -the world needs people like you!! And because of your academic success -and delightful articulation of your thoughts and feelings- you will not have any difficulty in settling in to do what you prefer … In fact, the only way that will not occur is if you “edit yourself” out of the opportunities.

As you know (mentioned in your post), the world does not revolve around theoretical academicians, and there are wonderful opportunities for individuals with your competencies within business, government, and yes, educational institutions (not like the one you presently are linked with).

In my view, the nexus of your situation is that you do not want to fall into the trap of the “traditional” academic dance (i.e., read and analyze a convoy of other theorists … Write a paper that is 80% sourced material, 10% your thoughts, and 10% a blend of the two … Struggle to first find relevant grants and then beat the h*** out of yourself to actually write the grant … And then get restrained by the severely constricted parameters of the grant … And, of course, all the while, be sure your name shows up in a few journals here and there). As I said, run fast and far!!

All-in-all, you must reframe your lens to ignore the foreground of traditional education -as well as anyone and anyplace that puts a premium on that perspective. As such, for your PhD -or maybe- PsyD, seriously screen those schools that come across as traditional … You’ll be bored-to-tears, frustrated and angry and, most likely, become another statistic within the ranks of the ABDs … And educational institutions sit around scratching their heads -and other parts of their anatomy- wondering why sooooooooo many doctoral students do not complete the program!!

Part II to follow ….

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