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Why are you thinking about obtaining a PhD degree? How will you fund this goal? How will you make it through your PhD program? What will you do when you graduate? All these questions have been answered from different perspectives below. The following list contains pros and cons to obtaining a doctoral degree, and a few answers to the questions listed above are satirical or downright bitter. It seems certain — that if you want to pursue this highest form of education, then you must love what you’re doing and consider your doctorate a piece of your life’s work. [click to continue…]

Any student looking to get a PhD online can have loads of questions. Everything from program rankings, to scholarships and grants can have even the brightest of college graduates wondering which move to make next. If you can’t make it to your school’s counseling office every time you have a question, there are other options.

To prove it, we have gathered 20 must read web sites to help you survive your PhD program. They can answer the usual academic topics, as well as give advice on admissions, exams, graduation, and even finding a career after the PhD. [click to continue…]

If you want to improve your knowledge, and possibly boost your earning power, it can help to get a PhD. However, getting an advanced degree can be a lot of work. Becoming a successful graduate student requires time and effort, and you may have to do a great deal of work. Additionally the work itself is harder. After all, you are attempting to become an expert on a subject.

Even after all of this hard work, though, there is no guarantee that you will be able to get a good job, even with a Master’s degree or PhD. Sometimes it helps to make connections and meet other people. If you are interested in finding support for your tie in grad school, as well as making connections that can help you land a job later, you might want to participate in some of these 25 useful networking sites for grad students:

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