The unexpected costs of doing a PhD

Quartz recently came out with an article entitled, “There’s an awful cost to getting a PhD that no one talks about” (by Jennifer Walker). Just the references alone make the article worth reading.

Walker notes that:

“Many PhD students are so accustomed to hard work and self-discipline that they beat themselves up when their efforts to manage depression fail to generate perfect results.

A general feeling of isolation can also weigh down graduate students who spend much of their time buried under a pile of books or alone in a lab.”

Added to that is uncertainty about jobs and funding, alongside of imposter syndrome and potentially stressful situations with advisors or supervisors.

Is it any surprise then that Campus Edge has recognized our mission as providing encouragement, support and fellowship?


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