PhD Student Resolution

Before joining PhD:
  • I want to win the Nobel Prize.
First year of PhD:d
  • I want to finish PhD in two years.
  • I want to publish papers only in top journals like Science and Nature.
  • I want to make ground-breaking research.
  • I want to win the best PhD Thesis award.

Second year of PhD:
  • I want to finish PhD in 5 years.
  • I want a problem.
  • Shall I change my advisor?
Third year of PhD:
  • I want a paper; I don't care which journal.
  • Shall I change my topic?
  • I want to be known as atleast Dr D.....
Fourth year of PhD:
  • I want to finish PhD!
  • My industry-friends have two children by now. When will I get married?
Fifth year of PhD:
  • Why did I come here?
  • Why did I choose this advisor?
  • Why did I choose this topic?
Sixth year of PhD:
  • Someone give me a degree!
  • I want to leave this place-forever.
  • Let me leave.
Seventh year of PhD:
  • People call me uncle.
  • She waited and finally married someone else.
  • I don't want any degree. 
  • I just want to live peacefully. 
(This list was circulating in emails. I don't know who was the original writer but its quite interesting and some how true. Enjoy reading it and try to match to yourself.)


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