Piled Higher and Deeper

Thanks to geomblog I found out there is such a thing as daily comics about working on a Ph.D. It is pretty funny though I was so among the lucky ones when I wrote my Ph.D.: I was very naïve.

What I want to see is a follow-up where the Ph.D. student actually gets a job!

I read somewhere last night that according to a study, only 15% of Ph.D.s in science working in Québec (Canada) are on a professorship (Canada). It can be either a good or a bad thing. As for myself, after a got my Ph.D., I never could find a decent job offer in Québec that wasn’t a professorship. I know few jobs that are quite good outside academia, but I certainly don’t know many. Where are all those Ph.D.s and are they happy?

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the Université du Québec (TELUQ).

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