sje Posted July 29, 2012 Share Posted July 29, 2012 I was wondering what everyone thought of undertaking a PhD in the lab of young researcher where I'd be his first student..? Is this a mistake or a treasure? I've gotten conflicting opinions. One professor told me that being the first graduate student to a young academic is important because a good portion of his career is built upon the success of his grad student(s), so if I were his first, he'd put a lot of effort into helping me in any way possible. Another told me that going into a lab of a researcher who hasn't produced any PhDs yet isn't a good idea in terms of job placement. Any opinions on this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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