• Question: how long did it take you to get a phd?

    Asked by anon-251728 to William on 29 Apr 2020.
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      William Glass answered on 29 Apr 2020:

      Hi! It took me about three years to get my PhD. That may seem like a long time, but it does go by very quickly! It also allows you time to really explore your field in depth and make connections with all sorts of people. A lot of a PhD isn’t really about the exact topic you’re looking at, most of it is learning how to be a scientist in a research setting. You gain a lot of transferable skills that are useful both in and out of academia.