Post # 1
I’m so ridiculously happy right now! I just defended my PhD. My talk went great, my advisor had some unbelievably kind things to say about me, and my committee didn’t ask me to do any revisions on my dissertation. I felt very calm throughout the talk and during the examination. I felt like they treated me as a colleague. I’m so stoked everything went so smoothly!
Grad school bees, hang in there! You can do it. Persevere, because as difficult as it may be, it’s so rewarding in the end!
Post # 3
congrats!!!! And love the title!!
Post # 4
Congratulations! No revisions is awesome.
Post # 6
Holy crap! No revisions? That is amazing and VERY impressive! Congrats!!!!
Post # 8
They noticed a few typos and a couple of them suggested alternative phrasing to make some things more clear, but doing these took maybe 10 minutes. I’d think they didn’t read it if the typos weren’t spread out throughout the entire 250+ page document!
Post # 9
That’s awesome, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t imagine how amazing that must feel! I know how hard you must have worked. MAJOR KUDOS!!!!
I worked on my Ph.D. for a decade but am pretty sure I’m going to throw in the towel… 🙁 I pretty much ran out of time. But this isn’t about me 🙂
Hope you plan on celebrating through the rest of the year!!!!
Post # 10
@Owlet: Wooooooo! Congratulations! That’s awesome!
I mastered out, so I am extra super proud of you. 🙂
Post # 11
@78h2o: I understand that it’s not for everyone and those who do not finish have very personal, very valid reasons. Having said that, this week a friend of mine will be defending and she’s been in the program for 10 and a half years! She thought about stopping when her funding ran out, but her Darling Husband was able to help out financially and she decided to stay. As tough as it was, she does not regret going through with it. Everyone’s situation is different of course, but if you think you may be almost done, hang in there just a wee bit longer!
Post # 12
@Owlet: thanks – I’m going to try to spend some time this weekend thinking about it and figuring out where to go from here. I’ve been completely avoiding deciding what to do, but you’re post reminded me that I need to decide one way or the other and finish if I think it’s at all possible. But really, this is your thread… I just brought up my own situation to say that I KNOW what a difficult road it is and am super, super, impressed with anyone who finishes. You should be very, very, proud.
Post # 13
YAY, congratulations! Sounds like you did a killer job. I’ll have my master’s in May, and people in my department are pestering me about a PhD (in my field, master’s is terminal unless you want to teach it… to master’s students), and I just can’t even conceive of doing it. Lots of respect.
Post # 14
Holy wow, no reivsions? You are a rockstar PhD! Congratulations, I am really excited for you!
Post # 15
That’s awesome! Congratulations!