It’s Open Day season again for Universities.
Normally I steer clear of the day, because I find crowds of people overwhelming. Even during my Ph. D, I’d try to schedule experiments around that weekend, just so I could avoid going in and getting caught up in it all.
Obviously this year the University can’t hold the event like they normally would- stage four restrictions appear likely to remain pretty much until the end of October here in Melbourne. So, this year was a virtual Open Day, using Zoom webinars.
I got invited to be a part of the panel as a student representative for the Major that I completed in my Undergrad. It’s a little hard to gauge how informative the participants found it, but I thought I’d use this as an excuse to list all the posts I’ve done in the past for people looking into studies/work in research. I hope these help guide you through your decision making.
Feel free to click on the headings- it’ll take you straight to these previous posts of mine.
Not sure whether you want to be #LabLife?
Not sure which lab to pick (especially when you’re not really sure where you want to be)?
Want to know what a typical day as a Ph. D student is like?
What exactly does ‘doing a Ph. D’ involve?
How is a lab structured (personnel)?
Need help figuring out Career Options (for Science (Ph. D) graduates)?
Things I wish I knew before I started my Ph. D
What it’s like to work on a scientific, peer-reviewed journal article
What it’s like writing a Ph. D Thesis (and another post on this topic)
My personal journey through University:
A Ph. D graduate in Microbiology, residing in Victoria, Australia. Currently working in multiple locations but still in the STEM field. 👀 🦠 🧫 🧬
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