The author of this week's post, Dr Jess Drake, is no stranger to the ups and downs of the PhD. Jess first wrote this post for me a couple of years ago... but it got lost in the not very well managed publication queue. When I discovered it lurking in my list I asked her … Continue reading Five things to do in your First Year
Jess Drake (aka @soilduck) suggested she write a post on how to get into a PhD program a little while ago. I thought it would be a good follow up to Ehsan's popular "Should you do a PhD?" because it can be surprisingly difficult to get into a program. After helping a few friends and family members through the process of getting in, I am aware of how much 'insider knowledge' can be required.