Post # 1
Okay Bees, I need a favor if you will.
My husband is defending today for his PhD. I know he will pass but I am so nervous for him. He is a ball of nerves but he will be amazing. I have all the faith in the world in him.
So if you don’t mind please send prayers, good thoughts and cross your fingers.
Our lives are going to change today, I am so proud of him!
Post # 3
Ok I am praying! Let me know how it goes, ok?
Post # 4
Passing on good thoughts from one doctoral student to another!! Good luck to him!
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! I am so excited for him.
Post # 8
oy, i remember when i defended for my masters. good luck to him!
Post # 9
Prayers go out to him. Im sure he will be great! 🙂
Though what do u and another bee mean by defending? Is this like a certification test? Y do they call it defending?
Post # 10
@Earlybride: Here is the wikipedia explanation. This is easier than me trying to explain it.
One of the requirements for certain advanced degrees is often an oral examination. This examination normally occurs after the dissertation is finished but before it is submitted to the university, and may comprise a presentation by the student and questions posed by an examining committee or jury. In North America, an initial oral examination in the field of specialization may take place nust before the student settles down to work on the dissertation. An additional oral exam may take place after the dissertation is completed and is known as a thesis or dissertation “defense”, which at some universities may be a mere formality and at other may result in the student’s being required to make significant revisions.
Post # 11
Good luck to him! Keep us posted on how it goes!
Post # 12
NO PROBLEM!!! Sending a prayer his way!! Good Luck!!!
Post # 13
Thanks Ladies, I am so anxious. I can hardly function at work.
It starts at 1pm Central. Eeek!!!!!!!