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Why Get a Ph.D.?

Why Get a Ph.D.?

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Why Get a Ph.D.?

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  1. Why Get a Ph.D.? • 1. I want a license to teach at the college/university level. • 2. I want to be Member of Technical Staff at a major corporate research lab. • e.g., IBM Watson • Xerox PARC • Microsoft Research • Lucent Technologies

  2. 3. It will help my career in product development — hardware or software. • 4. It will earn me a better salary in industry.

  3. 5. I came up the academic route, • and that’s what’s expected of the ablest students.

  4. 6. Grad school beats working all hollow. • 7. The market is depressed, and I can’t find a suitable job.

  5. 8. I’m crazy about computer science and can’t help myself— • I’m eager to learn with the best mentors and peers, • and grad school is where the action is.

  6. WELCOME ABOARD! • That’s why your faculty is here.

  7. Moral: WRITE SOMETHING EVERY DAY!