This is a short essay I wrote towards the end of my PhD, where I share insights I’ve gained from being a PhD student. I discuss what it is, in my opinion, that makes a good scientist, the importance of self-confidence and fostering a positive work environment, how to become an independent researcher, and thoughts on work ethics. I also share some thoughts on the actual process of writing a PhD, as well as finding a job afterwards. This essay was originally intended as a personal reminiscence, but I hope it will be of value to other PhD students to be, or indeed anybody else.
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Quite a few students should find this useful, and in Germany the translation will be appreciated.
I’m interested in your essay, but the link seems to be broken. Is it ok that you send me a copy or a new link?