Episode 65: The Hidden Costs Of Doing A PhD

25m | Oct 2, 2023

In this 65th episode of The Struggling Scientists podcast, Suzanne and Jayron delve into the hidden costs of pursuing a PhD. They asked their audience about the drawbacks that are not immediately apparent when starting a doctoral program. The responses flooded in, covering financial concerns, strained relationships, mental health struggles, work-life balance challenges, and missed personal milestones. From the surprise of not saving for retirement to the toll on friendships and the heartache of being away from family, this episode sheds light on the often overlooked hardships faced by PhD students. Tune in to gain valuable insights and make informed decisions about pursuing a PhD.

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