Looking to find a PhD - All advice is welcome!

23-Oct-18, 15:42
by Talman
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posted about 10 months ago
Hey there guys! I graduated back in 2013 and since then I have been working and travelling. Now I feel that am motivated and ready to undertake a PhD. Considering that I have been out of the academia game for a few years I am nervous that any application I do will not be taken seriously. Has anyone else been in this situation themselves and if so what advice would you give. Is there any activities that I could look into that would improve my CV/applications, etc. Plus if anyone has any knowledge or advice that could help lead me down the right path would be extremely appreciated. Thank you everyone take care,

Adam Talman.
26-Oct-18, 11:36
edited about 26 seconds later
by rewt
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posted about 10 months ago
Hi Talman,

It depends on what you did during those years since graduation and how you sell them. The admissions teams are very professional and will consider you just as much as everyone else, so don't worry about that.You will probably be considered a mature student and so will be judged more on your experience/skills/attitude than your grades which can help.

Honestly, you have a good chance for an admission somewhere if you sell yourself well and aren't too picky with institution. Show them that you are the best person for the job by showing something like; maturity, adaptability, raw knowledge, passion or hard working. They can teach you what you need to know, so at the admissions stage they just want to see if you can finish.

Hope that helps, and goodluck
26-Oct-18, 14:32
edited about 19 seconds later
by Talman
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posted about 10 months ago
Thank you Rewt that is great to hear!


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