Tuesday, November 01, 2005

What Advanced Degree Should You Pursue?

You Should Get a PhD in Liberal Arts (like political science, literature, or philosophy)

You're a great thinker and a true philosopher.
You'd make a talented professor or writer.

This test is not very accurate, in my opinion.


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7 Peer Reviews:

Blogger Phila said...

I got the same result. Probably makes more sense for me than for you, though.

I'd be most likely to go for a PhD in cultural geography. Unless I can get one in irresponsible and libelous polemics.

All of these surveys are pretty silly, eh?

3:03 AM  
Blogger John said...

It's still more accurate than a horoscope. But then that is not a very high standard to meet.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Alon Levy said...

I got the same result as well, even though I'm right now applying for a Ph.D. in mathematics.

3:20 PM  
Blogger GrrlScientist said...

Phila; a PhD in irresponsible and libelous polemics? That's hilarious. I'll have to remember that for when the next annoying person asks me what my PhD is for (they always ask when wondering why I can't find a damned job). You never fail to make me laugh.

John; well, that must be why I got my PhD .. because an internet test told me to do so! Afterall, if it's on the internet, it must be true!!

Alon Levy; it's good to see you back here again. Good luck with the math PhD. It sounds dangerous; it sounds like it'll be the last straw in your career aspirations, especially if you come to the USA to find a job afterwards.


3:13 PM  
Blogger Alon Levy said...

Actually, most schools I'm applying to are in the USA... though I'm still in denial about my job prospects after I get my Ph.D., or even about my chances of getting into a good Ph.D. program.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is worse than astrology. And I loathe astrology.

What a crap range of options. What shallow questions. And I bet a dumb set of alternative responses.

- david tiley

8:16 AM  
Blogger GrrlScientist said...

Alon: I can't say much about your dilemma except to wish you luck in your endeavors. I am certainly a bad example of what life is, post-PhD, and probably should just keep my thoughts about my life to myself since my experiences are not very encouraging (at best).

David; I agree, these online "tests" are based on some incredibly shallow questions. I suppose the theme of these tests is just plain silliness rather than substantial sets of answers. Sort of like astrology was intended to be, although there are too many people out there who have shut off their minds and believe astology to be true. Perhaps these online tests are a subtle way of poking fun at the large-and-growing audience of non-reality-based people in the world?


9:59 AM  

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