(Closed) Any other dissertating bees?

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

ME! Wedding planning is very distracting. I’m supposed to graduate in August…

I use a time management ap for Mac called Pomodoro and every 20 mintues, it gives me a 5 minute break. I’m down to 32 seconds right now!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

me too…. I have my Ph.D. proposal on thursday, yet I’m on weddingbee! ahh!

i’m trying to graduate sometime next year, and its so hard to work on my research when i have the weddingbee to distract me!

okay, thanks for the reminder of what i should be doing, back to writing….

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@macshap:  I’m glad there are a few of us at least. I have a meeting with my advisor tomorrow. It’s not going to go well. I’m also on the academic job market right now. Too much to do!

Good luck with your proposal.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

thanks!

I’m always afraid meetings with my advisor will not go well, but usually they turn out a little better than expected. hope this is the case for you tomorrow! best wishes with the  job market. what is your field?

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@macshap:  Classics. You?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yup. I’m finishing what’s become a very difficult mentoring situation. And majorly unmotivated at the moment. πŸ™

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@atalante:  Sorry to hear that; it’s so ahrd to explain to outsiders how important that relationship is with your mentor. He or she is a part of your life in a very serious way and that relationship becomes emotionally charged. I hope things turn around for you soon! I totally sympathize on the motivation thing. I can’t stay motivated and I have a great mentor.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

materials science and engineering

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mrsSonthebeach:  Thanks for the good thoughts. πŸ™‚ I just need to get out with a degree, there is nothing that could salvage the situation. But it’ll be OK. The timed work intervals mentioned in the PP should do the trick. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@macshap:  fields other than my own always sound so scary!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hey smart ladies! Hang in there! I am happy to say that I just finished mine and successfully defended on Nov. 30th. The winter graduation ceremony is this Friday. It feels so great to be done… but now I’m searching for a job which is almost just as challenging. πŸ™ My field is Biology and I’m debating on whether or not to do a post-doc. But anyway, good luck to all of you!! What a great accomplisment!

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@OoOTifsterOoO:  Congratulations! My field is SO competitive right now. I’m overwhelmed by negotiating the job market. I might have to go the HS teacher route until the job market opens up again. We’ve got tons of new PhDs out there with amazing CVs and no interviews, let alone jobs! Good luck to you.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@brenda.m.fields: Thank you so much! I’m also considering the HS route. I really enjoyed teaching as a TA (mandatory for PhD students)…. but in PA I’d still have to take a years worth of HS certification classes (pedagogy and what not) in order to teach. I just don’t know what to do….

Good luck to you as well. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@OoOTifsterOoO:  That sucks. We can get temporary certification here based on college coursework and a subject-area exam and then we have like 3 years (I think) to get 5 classes or so of coursework in education so we can get full certification.

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