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Thread: Advices needed: doing a PhD in business administration, go / no go?

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29-Jul-19, 15:12
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Q1 - what general advices would you give to someone who is starting to think of doing a PhD?

Be careful. be sure you want to do a PhD. Be ready for dedication
Q2 - wouldn't it be too much for me, considering my situation? (2 Master's degree... I know that some people are getting 2 PhDs or 1 MBA + 1 PhD... so I guess it is never too much ahah)

Yes. I think it is too much. In particular in business administration, I think experience is more valued than academic qualifications. Having a Master and looking for HR position could already be marked as "over qualified". If you want academia, you have to start looking for jobs in academia right away after finishing a PhD.
Q3 - while searching for some PhD opportunities, I have seen many PhD in business administration in great US institutions? not sure about other countries...

US is top at business administration. You can google for other countries. UK is also a destination for the field
Q4 - in general, what are the odds of getting a full scholarship? (in a PhD in business administration)

Seeing a great institute and a great position is something, and getting accepted is totally different. Everyone wants to go to US to do a PhD. It is not easy at all. The chances will get higher for non English speaking countries.
Q5 - I am currently 28 years old - but by the time I get accepted (if I eventually get accepted), I will be turning 29... Assuming it will take me 4 years, I will complete my PhD at 33. Isn't a bit unusual? it is just that I know a guy who graduated from his PhD at 25 and another guy who is 28 (my age) with 2 PhDs... doesn't mean much I guess!

This is really funny. I know and you know people at their 60s and they accomplished nothing. So you see 28 years as very old? Why you care about people who got Nobel prize at 20? what does it have to do with you?

Thread: Tier 4 visa but received refusal due to failure of 245ZV in 2016

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29-Jul-19, 10:44
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Explain as much as you can in the application. You may get rejected because of doubt. If you explain genuinly, your chances are higher even if you broke immigration rules before.
Warwick has a good reputation. Any fraud students would have a chosen somewhere else to apply. The odds to get accepted is high especially with clear and detailed explanation.

Thread: Landlord and tenant...

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24-Jul-19, 08:15
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I think he is not in a great position to insist on Mid-August while we are already at end of July and the chances of finding another tenant is not good. So I recommend to insist on September and it is not your problem that he wants to get rent for more two weeks. It is expected for landlords to have their flats empty for a while between tenants.

Thread: Passed with minors!

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05-Jul-19, 05:10
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Congratulations. It is time now to celebrate the big achievement :)

Thread: Finding a position after PhD

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02-Jul-19, 08:52
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Unfortunately sounds true. Getting a Postdoc position is more difficult than getting a PhD position because the funding for Postdoc is limited. Moreover they expect you to apply for funding and bring them money. You should also consider applying in industry. You are now in a strange state where you are over qualifified in sense of academic degree and education and under qualified in sense of lack of industrial experience. I think it is the porblem of most PhD graduates. Just try again and do not get disappointed.

Thread: Is there still a chance for me to get a distinction

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13-Jun-19, 09:08
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Hello. It is still possible. In most Master programs, the dissertation weights around quarter of the whole credit. If you get a distinction at dissertation, it could also mean 75% or 80% not necessarly 70%.
An example of calculation for Master with 120 ECTS (European credit transfer system, some sort of credit hours)
if you have (90 ECTS * 68 % + 76% * 30 ECTS)/ 120 ECTS = 70%
Moreover, like pm133 said, the marks are averaged and 68% might be a distinction in its own.
All the best

Thread: BOOK CHAPTER OR JOURNAL ARTICLE

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11-Jun-19, 13:17
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Be ware of publishers who are not doing anything except trying to get material for free. They talk to you as you are getting the benefit while actually they take your work for free and sell it for a price.
Now, what matters to you is your own benefit. I think the call for a book chapter night have been made to many authors. It might not be a real call. If you submit to a decent journal and got accepted, this is definitely something. I agree that journals also do the same (take your work for free and sometimes you even pay) and sell it for a price. But this is another story. Long story short, I would go for the journal.

Thread: Master at 33, would that be advisable?

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11-Jun-19, 09:29
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Absolutely definitely. I can understand you concern. When I moved to Europe at first, I was 32 and at that time thought age matters too much. In the eastern culture, the age plays a major role in education and the culture is a bit judgemental. In Europe (and I would assume USA also), the age is not that important. At 40 or 50 or 60 you can make a career shift and it is fine by "most" people.

Thread: Who can help me and my friends to apply PHD project´╝č

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23-May-19, 14:46
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posted about 6 months ago
your question is vague. Help in what? topic, research proposal, advice on where or how to apply? choosing field. It is unlikely to get an answer with such no details of what you want.

Thread: Can i contact my Phd Supervisor after the skype interview through email.

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21-May-19, 07:42
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Theoritically yes. I have done it twice when asked to provide my Master thesis during the interview. But if he/she did not ask you for further documents, I think it would indicate a sign of weakness. In my opinion, their decision will not change based on your document if they have not asked particular for it.

Thread: Apply for a PhD when already enrolled

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14-May-19, 09:44
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It could be helpful if you share here why you are having a hard time. I had a bad experience in my PhD and I might spot the real bad signs and the "normal" bad signs.

Thread: Apply for a PhD when already enrolled

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13-May-19, 14:31
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Hi. Of course you can. Actually I would encourage you to do so. Do not get stuck in a PhD you do not like.

Thread: How to apply to research PhD in UK

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08-May-19, 15:30
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Hello.
First you have to find a supervisor who is happy to supervise you and happy to help you to apply for appropriate funding either in Uni or councils. To be honest, you will hear a lot "I am happy with your application but I have no funding available". Also for non EU students, it is far more complicated. Everyone wants to go to the UK to do a PhD while the funding is limited

Thread: Email etiquette... how would you reply to this person?

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07-May-19, 11:42
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posted about 6 months ago
Quote From Tudor_Queen:

Now I really should finish my thesis. Printing this week!

This is really big. Congratulations deep from my heart.

Thread: Email etiquette... how would you reply to this person?

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06-May-19, 15:01
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Hi. I agree that addressing someone with name and no greeting is actually rude (not seeming rude). If I were you I would just use Hi/Hello first name. It is waht I think is best available response.
Be ware of something. Email communication is usually more rude than normal talk. I try to contact the persons personally or by phone first. of course this is not applicable in many cases such as yours. Also I found out that sometimes whatsapp group message communications tend to be less polite and less friendly than normal communications. It is just like that so try not to get offended (Sometimes I try and fail :)).
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