KRISTEN TAYLOR – Quit Your Ph.D. and Change the World

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Why the esteemed degree is, in fact, terminal, and how to make the smartest decision of your life.
Kristen Taylor teaches about community interactions at NYU’s ITP, founded geolocative mobile app, Galvanize.us, and is editor of food magazine Saucy.
@kthread
kthread.com

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KRISTEN TAYLOR – Quit Your Ph.D. and Change the World

  1. 1. Kristen TAYLOR<br />Quit Your Ph.D. and Change the World<br />@kthread<br />
  2. 2. @kthread @ignitenyc<br />June 8, 2011<br />#QUITYOURPHD<br />and <br />#CHANGETHEWORLD<br />
  3. 3. ABD<br />
  4. 4. 2-3 years coursework<br />field exams<br />3 years teaching<br />prospectus approved<br />write dissertation<br />dissertation defense<br />Ph.D. awarded<br />
  5. 5. 4,733,539<br />
  6. 6. HOWL<br />
  7. 7. cc image by mikeywally<br />
  8. 8. cc image by Pragmagraphr<br />
  9. 9.
  10. 10. REVISE <br />AND<br />RESUBMIT<br />
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  12. 12.
  13. 13. image by Erin Sparling, Apartm.net<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. Technology is the practical application of knowledge.<br />
  16. 16. @brainpicker<br />
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  18. 18. hipster mullet candidate<br />for http://www.latfh.com/<br />http://lookatthisfoppishdandy.tumblr.com/<br />
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  20. 20. RISE UP<br />ABD <br />NATION<br />
  21. 21. THANKS!<br />@kthread<br />#QUIT YOUR PHD & <br />#CHANGE THE WORLD<br />

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