Just a quick post today – as many of you know, December is an incredibly busy month as everyone gets those last few projects completed before they leave for Christmas. Between meetings, PhD work and other projects, I’ve been busy.
First off, I just wanted to thank all of you for your feedback regarding the blog roundtable. I really enjoyed doing it, and it was a great experience. I’ve updated the original post with links to all the questions presented to the panel, so feel free to browse through the archives and comment on the old posts.
Secondly, the roundtable has been picked up by many different people! And thank all of you for sharing the series. It’s amazing to see just how quickly information can spread through the web – the roundtable was posted by people at Stanford, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Grad Studies at SFU, and a Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology lab at UC Davis. This is in addition to the panellists posting it on their own websites. So thanks everyone for sharing the piece, and I’m glad you have found it useful.
Finally, I know this wasn’t by any means an exhaustive piece on graduate school. As reader Stephanie Prince pointed out: I didn’t include any students with families. That is a whole other dynamic that I can’t speak to, but, if there is interest, I would definitely be interested in doing another roundtable with a more diverse group of people and talking about issues that impact them in their lives. This can include those who switched degrees, mature students, those with families, international students etc. So if you are one of those groups (or another I have missed) and would like to volunteer your time, please don’t hesitate to let me know. On the other hand, if you have any questions you would like me to address in the next roundtable, feel free to shoot me an email and I’ll try to include it next time.