ldb88 Posted October 4, 2010 Share Posted October 4, 2010 (edited) This is currently my first semester in a numerical analysis Ph.D. program. I haven't done any real research before, so I am just getting used to the environment. I really like learning and working on advanced topics. However, there is a lot of pressure, and it seems like a very competitive environment, which I don't really like. I would prefer a more peaceful and laid-back environment than I am in now. I like being able to come home and enjoy my time off rather than worrying if I should be working more. Is it like this after grad school also? Does it depend whether you go into academia, industry, or a research lab? What are the expectations in terms of hrs/wk? I think if I can expect this kind of environment for the rest of my life, I would rather find a more peaceful job. P.S. If I am being overly "the grass is always greener on the other side" or looking at this in the wrong way, please let me know! Edited October 4, 2010 by ldb88 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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