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Let's be honest. If you has 1st class marks in bachelor, why are you failing your courses and feel miserable at the moment? Is it just stress or more? How are you doing compare to your classmates? Why are studying the Master in the first place? good potential employment? Free tuition?
"I don't want to work in this industry". How does this Master degree benefit your career? If not, while getting free money but wasting more time to study something not enjoying / no job prospect. Is it worth?
It's hard to know what was really happening to you on a forum.
You need to have a GOOD talk with a professional counselor at your institution. Can you contact graduate program coordinator / career adviser / School of Graduate studies? An international graduate service? Even a social worker can guide you to a right service. If you have mental problem, go to get a psychiatry appointment.
You won't get the answer, if you don't confront them.
I haven't seen all the responses but ... if a supervisor did not make you quit in the 2th, 3th years because you don't have the potential or very bad works. Why would he do it now when you only are a few months left in the program, right?
I think what he means is that your work may not be as good as he expected, and most likely disappointing / far behind. That you need to reconsider this career down the road because your peels are better and he may think you are not competitive. Being said that, he is not asking you to quit but just giving you a real feedback? Remember professor is not only your supervisor but a mentor for your professional. He has responsible to bring up his students, otherwise not only look really bad for you (quit on 4th yr), but on him professtionally.
I understand this is frustrating. I was a PhD previously and other graduate students in our lab also have fourth year student. Basically our supervisor do not expect any exciting results from them. In fact, is another way around, this is the teaching and mentorship experiences created for you to train you. For me, I have learned so much about myself strength, weakness, and because I have students following me so I was forced to pull off my best. Just at presence and professional with them, make sure they know what they are doing and learning. I would not plan anything big. Maybe just some very simple experiments that you needed to replicate? and then changes here and there on your protocol. Who know maybe you have some surprising results. You can always let them clean up or reading on their own.
We all hate having fourth student after the first around :P
I think getting a PhD for becoming rich is a good joke. There are other good reasons to do PhD beside academia. Of course your supervisor will support you because he needs labor! Honestly If you NEED to ask here, you possibly are not ready to do it firsthand. Do you like to learn? Do you have career goal? Talk to other PhD students there to get some first hand opinion.
Hi everyone thanks for reading this. As PhD quitter, I am looking for a real job but at the same time I need a part-time to pay bills. Do I have to write that I am a PhD dropout when applying for part-time position? I am planning to work as cashier at locate store or in a cafe or some kind and I am afraid people will not understand what I did as a phD student and that they might not hire me for this reason. But I don't want to lie either... what is your experience?
I quited my PhD one month ago. No regret at all, best decision. That being said it was because I know PhD will not help my future career. I do have a master degree. If you know what you want in a career and quit your program, i don't think employer will look down on you at all, in fact, you look smart for not spending 4 + years in school and post-doc. A Master degree is good enough for most job application,s unless you want to be a researcher or PI etc.. Since you had quited, then there must be rigid reasons at the back of your head as why this PhD doesn't work. By the way, job rejections are expected for everyone, not just you.
So after I paid back $ 5000 to Graduate Studies because my department said will recalculate my guaranteed stipend (I thought they will pay).
Finally after calling and three weeks of waiting, my department write me an email said basically they have no control during the term if I quit or not, that I am responsible for losing the $ 5000 award. They will not pay me, even though I was a full time student, and they don't care if I worked 2 months for free. What should I do? I found they are really disrespectful for not answering my email and call for 3 weeks and basically just reword what their minimum stipend mean. I felt they have fool me treating me like dirt.
They said it was the Graduate Studies policy at fault that I don't get pay. I don't feel going back and forth between this departments will have any progress. Should I tell my former PhD supervisor about this? Please help.
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