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    Quickmick got a reaction from Faith786 in Congratulations Dr.   
    Hello all. Yesterday was eventful, I successfully defended my dissertation! It is a bit surreal as you spend so much time getting ready that when it happens it is kind of an odd sensation. There are not a lot of milestones in life that only happen once and this is certainly one of them. I know a lot of you are at the beginning of this journey so thought I would share a few things that seemed to help me on the way. While you need some smarts and great ideas, this degree is generally one of perseverance.
    Try to be humble and keep an attitude that is full of gratitude.
    Play well with others, but be assertive as needed.
    You can't say thank you too many times.
    This time can be filled with professional growth and personal growth.
    When you speak, remember that many are listening and most of those are willing to share what you say.
    You will probably have to leave your comfort zone.
    "I don't know," is never a wrong answer.
    Have fun.
    Don't let a bad day color your week or a bad week color your month, this is a long haul so keep your eye on the prize. I have really enjoyed being a part of the Gradcafe community so hope this helps one of you. For me, things don't change much; I will be taking care of some edits ahead of a May graduation then will keep showing up to work as funding has been secured for me to operationalize my research. I hope you have good luck and find what you are looking for.
    Take care,
    QM
     
     
     
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from Faith786 in Database for post docs (social science)   
    I keep an eye on this:
    https://www.higheredjobs.com
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from good luck out there! in Congratulations Dr.   
    Hello all. Yesterday was eventful, I successfully defended my dissertation! It is a bit surreal as you spend so much time getting ready that when it happens it is kind of an odd sensation. There are not a lot of milestones in life that only happen once and this is certainly one of them. I know a lot of you are at the beginning of this journey so thought I would share a few things that seemed to help me on the way. While you need some smarts and great ideas, this degree is generally one of perseverance.
    Try to be humble and keep an attitude that is full of gratitude.
    Play well with others, but be assertive as needed.
    You can't say thank you too many times.
    This time can be filled with professional growth and personal growth.
    When you speak, remember that many are listening and most of those are willing to share what you say.
    You will probably have to leave your comfort zone.
    "I don't know," is never a wrong answer.
    Have fun.
    Don't let a bad day color your week or a bad week color your month, this is a long haul so keep your eye on the prize. I have really enjoyed being a part of the Gradcafe community so hope this helps one of you. For me, things don't change much; I will be taking care of some edits ahead of a May graduation then will keep showing up to work as funding has been secured for me to operationalize my research. I hope you have good luck and find what you are looking for.
    Take care,
    QM
     
     
     
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from Adelaide9216 in Congratulations Dr.   
    Hello all. Yesterday was eventful, I successfully defended my dissertation! It is a bit surreal as you spend so much time getting ready that when it happens it is kind of an odd sensation. There are not a lot of milestones in life that only happen once and this is certainly one of them. I know a lot of you are at the beginning of this journey so thought I would share a few things that seemed to help me on the way. While you need some smarts and great ideas, this degree is generally one of perseverance.
    Try to be humble and keep an attitude that is full of gratitude.
    Play well with others, but be assertive as needed.
    You can't say thank you too many times.
    This time can be filled with professional growth and personal growth.
    When you speak, remember that many are listening and most of those are willing to share what you say.
    You will probably have to leave your comfort zone.
    "I don't know," is never a wrong answer.
    Have fun.
    Don't let a bad day color your week or a bad week color your month, this is a long haul so keep your eye on the prize. I have really enjoyed being a part of the Gradcafe community so hope this helps one of you. For me, things don't change much; I will be taking care of some edits ahead of a May graduation then will keep showing up to work as funding has been secured for me to operationalize my research. I hope you have good luck and find what you are looking for.
    Take care,
    QM
     
     
     
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from Faith786 in Higher ed salary data   
    Link to survey of salary data https://www.higheredjobs.com/salary/default.cfm?utm_source=09_17_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SalarySurveyJobSeekers
     
    Hope you find it helpful!
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    Quickmick got a reaction from Faith786 in Coronavirus and academic job hiring for 20-21   
    Hello @purplepepper ! Before I had something secured I was searching for jobs fairly regularly. I may be confused, but if you are speaking of being hired to start in the fall of 2020, jobs started getting posting in the fall of 2019, and I saw many jobs offered in the Nov-Jan window. I would think that regardless of the virus, the timeline to interview and vet applicants would mean that many offers have already been extended. Just logistically, if I am considering moving for a faculty job, I would want to know in the spring if it was going to happen as I have to take steps to sell a house, pack, find a place to live, etc.
    My thinking is that with many institutions in a state of flux, increased levels of uncertainty, and recent market activity, we may see fewer professionals leaving the workplace or looking to move in the short term, which would tend to influence decisions made in 2020-21, thus impact 2021-2022 but this is only a guess.
    This article has some helpful information about the timelines generally : https://www.higheredjobs.com/articles/articleDisplay.cfm?ID=491
    Good luck I hope you find what you are looking for and if I am missing something please let me know, I think I might be confused, as the post title is hiring fo20-21 but then you say 'for next cycle,' which may mean 21-22?
    Q
     
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    Quickmick reacted to DataCrusader in How to choose the right journals for publications   
    One quick way to choose is to see what journal you’re paper has cited most frequently - doesn’t always work but sometimes helps narrow the list down
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    Quickmick got a reaction from Sigaba in Was I wrong to help my professor   
    It sounds like she might be more upset about the "unpaid" part than the actual helping? I second the possibility of overreacting...
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    Quickmick got a reaction from Sigaba in Has this happened to anyone before? (LOR problem/relationship with professor damaged)   
    I would stop sending these e-mails. Professors can't really be compelled to take students, even if one was it would be awkward at best. Sending emails up the chain might just aggravate the situation, is unlikely to further your cause, and might make it less likely that people will want to help you. I would be leery of helping someone if I thought that if/when things didn't go their way they would be firing off emails to people i report to.
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    Quickmick got a reaction from lkaitlyn in Has this happened to anyone before? (LOR problem/relationship with professor damaged)   
    I would stop sending these e-mails. Professors can't really be compelled to take students, even if one was it would be awkward at best. Sending emails up the chain might just aggravate the situation, is unlikely to further your cause, and might make it less likely that people will want to help you. I would be leery of helping someone if I thought that if/when things didn't go their way they would be firing off emails to people i report to.
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    Quickmick reacted to itheproofofstupidity in What Industry Jobs are Actually Out There for STEM PhDs?   
    I currently work in data science at a national financial services company and my colleagues come from diverse PhD backgrounds including applied math, statistics, operations research, microbiology, physics, and even non-traditionally-STEM fields like economics. I have often heard it joked that data science is the welfare career for STEM PhDs. It's a stable job with good benefits for STEM PhDs who don't want to work in academia. 
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    Quickmick got a reaction from NeilM in hip hip   
    After a challenging couple of weeks (written exams two weeks ago) I successfully completed the orals this morning and am pleased to share that I have passed my comps and am ABD.
     
    hip hip
     
    Basically, though, it just means I get to keep going to work!  
     
    Good luck everyone, hope you are well and your summer gets off to a good start.
     
    ~QM
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from Bmay80 in help!! are loans worth it for an amazing school??   
    Agree with @Bmay80 in terms of looking at an amortization calc. like this https://studentloanhero.com/calculators/student-loan-deferment-calculator/
    It is important to remember that you will be charged interest while you are in school, the only deferred part are the payments. So if you borrow 60k in three years you will owe 70k and will be on the hook for around 800$ a month for a decade. ouch. Also remember that at some point you might want to buy a house and your student loan debt counts against your DTI ratio so might be a deal breaker.
    good luck!
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    Quickmick reacted to GeoDUDE! in Is there any good graduate school in Atmospheric Science in USA?   
    It depends on what you want to study in atmospheric science. 
    Among the best are Scripps, Woods Hole Joint Program, UC Irvine. University of Rhode Island and Uni Hawaii are also great programs. You will find that all earth science disciplines  are scattered across different departments due to the interdisciplinary  nature of the earth sciences. 
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    Quickmick got a reaction from laleph in Fall 2017 applicants   
    Hello all! I haven't been popping in, but thought I would update anyone interested on how it all shook out. I aimed very high with my history apps and did not get admitted. I tried (unsuccessfully) to make the case that my MS Environmental Science could help me contribute in a novel way to the study of Environmental History. It may not be that they didn't like the idea, but just not how I approached it. I will admit that there were a couple of other weak spots in my app.
    That being said, the adcomm at my MS institution unanimously voted to admit me to the PhD program were I will continue my work in Coastal and Marine System Science in Socio-Economics. This is a good fit, and this process has confirmed that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing. The funding is great, my colleagues are noteworthy, and the time to degree is a lot shorter than if I 'restarted' in the humanities. History, it seems, will remain an avocation--although I think I might have an Environmental Anthro chapter in my dissertation.
    Generally things are good. My data came in and is showing some significant results, I presented it last week at a conference, and have submitted a draft for an early June defense. I will spend the summer getting it published, and the data set looks to be robust enough to warrant a second pub which should also go out the door late summer. Oh, and I am closing on a house next week!
    If I had it to do over I wouldn't change a thing. I put my best materials together and knew it was a long shot (for the types of programs I applied) going in, so have no regrets. I was walking into my research institute the other day and found myself thinking that I like every day more than the previous one...which is a cool place to be.
    I hope everyone is at peace with how the cycle worked out...good, bad, or ugly...and I wish you all the best moving forward.
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from NoirFemme in Fall 2017 applicants   
    Hello all! I haven't been popping in, but thought I would update anyone interested on how it all shook out. I aimed very high with my history apps and did not get admitted. I tried (unsuccessfully) to make the case that my MS Environmental Science could help me contribute in a novel way to the study of Environmental History. It may not be that they didn't like the idea, but just not how I approached it. I will admit that there were a couple of other weak spots in my app.
    That being said, the adcomm at my MS institution unanimously voted to admit me to the PhD program were I will continue my work in Coastal and Marine System Science in Socio-Economics. This is a good fit, and this process has confirmed that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing. The funding is great, my colleagues are noteworthy, and the time to degree is a lot shorter than if I 'restarted' in the humanities. History, it seems, will remain an avocation--although I think I might have an Environmental Anthro chapter in my dissertation.
    Generally things are good. My data came in and is showing some significant results, I presented it last week at a conference, and have submitted a draft for an early June defense. I will spend the summer getting it published, and the data set looks to be robust enough to warrant a second pub which should also go out the door late summer. Oh, and I am closing on a house next week!
    If I had it to do over I wouldn't change a thing. I put my best materials together and knew it was a long shot (for the types of programs I applied) going in, so have no regrets. I was walking into my research institute the other day and found myself thinking that I like every day more than the previous one...which is a cool place to be.
    I hope everyone is at peace with how the cycle worked out...good, bad, or ugly...and I wish you all the best moving forward.
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from museum_geek in Fall 2017 applicants   
    Hello all! I haven't been popping in, but thought I would update anyone interested on how it all shook out. I aimed very high with my history apps and did not get admitted. I tried (unsuccessfully) to make the case that my MS Environmental Science could help me contribute in a novel way to the study of Environmental History. It may not be that they didn't like the idea, but just not how I approached it. I will admit that there were a couple of other weak spots in my app.
    That being said, the adcomm at my MS institution unanimously voted to admit me to the PhD program were I will continue my work in Coastal and Marine System Science in Socio-Economics. This is a good fit, and this process has confirmed that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing. The funding is great, my colleagues are noteworthy, and the time to degree is a lot shorter than if I 'restarted' in the humanities. History, it seems, will remain an avocation--although I think I might have an Environmental Anthro chapter in my dissertation.
    Generally things are good. My data came in and is showing some significant results, I presented it last week at a conference, and have submitted a draft for an early June defense. I will spend the summer getting it published, and the data set looks to be robust enough to warrant a second pub which should also go out the door late summer. Oh, and I am closing on a house next week!
    If I had it to do over I wouldn't change a thing. I put my best materials together and knew it was a long shot (for the types of programs I applied) going in, so have no regrets. I was walking into my research institute the other day and found myself thinking that I like every day more than the previous one...which is a cool place to be.
    I hope everyone is at peace with how the cycle worked out...good, bad, or ugly...and I wish you all the best moving forward.
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from nevermind in Fall 2017 applicants   
    Hello all! I haven't been popping in, but thought I would update anyone interested on how it all shook out. I aimed very high with my history apps and did not get admitted. I tried (unsuccessfully) to make the case that my MS Environmental Science could help me contribute in a novel way to the study of Environmental History. It may not be that they didn't like the idea, but just not how I approached it. I will admit that there were a couple of other weak spots in my app.
    That being said, the adcomm at my MS institution unanimously voted to admit me to the PhD program were I will continue my work in Coastal and Marine System Science in Socio-Economics. This is a good fit, and this process has confirmed that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing. The funding is great, my colleagues are noteworthy, and the time to degree is a lot shorter than if I 'restarted' in the humanities. History, it seems, will remain an avocation--although I think I might have an Environmental Anthro chapter in my dissertation.
    Generally things are good. My data came in and is showing some significant results, I presented it last week at a conference, and have submitted a draft for an early June defense. I will spend the summer getting it published, and the data set looks to be robust enough to warrant a second pub which should also go out the door late summer. Oh, and I am closing on a house next week!
    If I had it to do over I wouldn't change a thing. I put my best materials together and knew it was a long shot (for the types of programs I applied) going in, so have no regrets. I was walking into my research institute the other day and found myself thinking that I like every day more than the previous one...which is a cool place to be.
    I hope everyone is at peace with how the cycle worked out...good, bad, or ugly...and I wish you all the best moving forward.
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from RageoftheMonkey in Fall 2017 applicants   
    Hello all! I haven't been popping in, but thought I would update anyone interested on how it all shook out. I aimed very high with my history apps and did not get admitted. I tried (unsuccessfully) to make the case that my MS Environmental Science could help me contribute in a novel way to the study of Environmental History. It may not be that they didn't like the idea, but just not how I approached it. I will admit that there were a couple of other weak spots in my app.
    That being said, the adcomm at my MS institution unanimously voted to admit me to the PhD program were I will continue my work in Coastal and Marine System Science in Socio-Economics. This is a good fit, and this process has confirmed that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing. The funding is great, my colleagues are noteworthy, and the time to degree is a lot shorter than if I 'restarted' in the humanities. History, it seems, will remain an avocation--although I think I might have an Environmental Anthro chapter in my dissertation.
    Generally things are good. My data came in and is showing some significant results, I presented it last week at a conference, and have submitted a draft for an early June defense. I will spend the summer getting it published, and the data set looks to be robust enough to warrant a second pub which should also go out the door late summer. Oh, and I am closing on a house next week!
    If I had it to do over I wouldn't change a thing. I put my best materials together and knew it was a long shot (for the types of programs I applied) going in, so have no regrets. I was walking into my research institute the other day and found myself thinking that I like every day more than the previous one...which is a cool place to be.
    I hope everyone is at peace with how the cycle worked out...good, bad, or ugly...and I wish you all the best moving forward.
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from Antebellum in Fall 2017 applicants   
    Hello all! I haven't been popping in, but thought I would update anyone interested on how it all shook out. I aimed very high with my history apps and did not get admitted. I tried (unsuccessfully) to make the case that my MS Environmental Science could help me contribute in a novel way to the study of Environmental History. It may not be that they didn't like the idea, but just not how I approached it. I will admit that there were a couple of other weak spots in my app.
    That being said, the adcomm at my MS institution unanimously voted to admit me to the PhD program were I will continue my work in Coastal and Marine System Science in Socio-Economics. This is a good fit, and this process has confirmed that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing. The funding is great, my colleagues are noteworthy, and the time to degree is a lot shorter than if I 'restarted' in the humanities. History, it seems, will remain an avocation--although I think I might have an Environmental Anthro chapter in my dissertation.
    Generally things are good. My data came in and is showing some significant results, I presented it last week at a conference, and have submitted a draft for an early June defense. I will spend the summer getting it published, and the data set looks to be robust enough to warrant a second pub which should also go out the door late summer. Oh, and I am closing on a house next week!
    If I had it to do over I wouldn't change a thing. I put my best materials together and knew it was a long shot (for the types of programs I applied) going in, so have no regrets. I was walking into my research institute the other day and found myself thinking that I like every day more than the previous one...which is a cool place to be.
    I hope everyone is at peace with how the cycle worked out...good, bad, or ugly...and I wish you all the best moving forward.
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from Gotya64 in Fall 2017 applicants   
    Hello all! I haven't been popping in, but thought I would update anyone interested on how it all shook out. I aimed very high with my history apps and did not get admitted. I tried (unsuccessfully) to make the case that my MS Environmental Science could help me contribute in a novel way to the study of Environmental History. It may not be that they didn't like the idea, but just not how I approached it. I will admit that there were a couple of other weak spots in my app.
    That being said, the adcomm at my MS institution unanimously voted to admit me to the PhD program were I will continue my work in Coastal and Marine System Science in Socio-Economics. This is a good fit, and this process has confirmed that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing. The funding is great, my colleagues are noteworthy, and the time to degree is a lot shorter than if I 'restarted' in the humanities. History, it seems, will remain an avocation--although I think I might have an Environmental Anthro chapter in my dissertation.
    Generally things are good. My data came in and is showing some significant results, I presented it last week at a conference, and have submitted a draft for an early June defense. I will spend the summer getting it published, and the data set looks to be robust enough to warrant a second pub which should also go out the door late summer. Oh, and I am closing on a house next week!
    If I had it to do over I wouldn't change a thing. I put my best materials together and knew it was a long shot (for the types of programs I applied) going in, so have no regrets. I was walking into my research institute the other day and found myself thinking that I like every day more than the previous one...which is a cool place to be.
    I hope everyone is at peace with how the cycle worked out...good, bad, or ugly...and I wish you all the best moving forward.
     
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    Quickmick got a reaction from CoffeeFueledAnxiety in popular things you hate   
    big bang theory
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    Quickmick got a reaction from BlueNahlchee in popular things you hate   
    big bang theory
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    Quickmick got a reaction from OHSP in Fall 2017 applicants   
    So there should only be 1/2 a gagillion. 
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    Quickmick got a reaction from wjd in Fall 2017 applicants   
    So there should only be 1/2 a gagillion. 
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