Think about it first!
Do you really want to apply for a PhD?
What do you want to do with your life in the next 5 years?
Is graduate school right for you?
Read this Case against Graduate School by Martin Nemko, the Best Career Coach in the Bay Area!
PhD application advice
The PhD Chronology (PDF) – this is a 2-page-resumé, guiding you through the milestones of a PhD.
How to get accepted into a PhD program – How to get accepted into a PhD program: a blog post with one major takeaway why a professor should accept you, by Alex @ phdtips.blogspot.com
5 cool resume writing tips – 5 cool resume writing tips: a blog post by Seth Gillespie (2007)
General tips for starting, doing and finishing a PhD
What They Don’t Teach You in Graduate School – a well-written article with useful PhD tips (offering rules for finishing up that dissertation and finding a first job); by David E. Drew and Paul Gray, Professors of education and information science at Claremont Graduate University (2005)
Observations of a PhD student – a thorough collection of a PhD student’s personal experience by Steven Halim, National University of Singapore (2008)
Useful tips from Holland – some general information and basic tips for PhD students, written by PhD students from the Utrecht University, Holland, containing questions they have asked themselves during their research, questions about how to get it started and how to get it finished, questions that they have never dared to ask…
Online PhD Programs
OnlinePhDProgram.org – a useful source for prospective PhD students, and a blog maintained by Ila Allen.
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