Prof. Matt Might University of Utah, Computer Science<br />(adapted by Craig Blewett from http://gizmodo.com/5613794/what-...
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge<br />www.nexted.info<br />
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />By the time you finish elementary school you know a little<br />www.nexted.info<br />
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />By the time you finish high school you know a bit more<br />www.nexted.info<br />
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />With a Bachelor’s degree you gain a specialty<br />www.nexted.info<br />
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />A Master’s Degree deepens that specialty<br />www.nexted.info<br />
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge<br />www.nexted.info<br />
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />Once you’re at the boundary, you focus!<br />www.nexted.info<br />
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />You PUSH at the boundary for a few years<br />www.nexted.info<br />
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />Until one day the boundary gives way!<br />www.nexted.info<br />
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />PhD<br />And that dent you have made…that is called a PhD!<br />www.nexted.info<br />
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />Of course the world looks different to you now.<br />www.nexted.info<br />
What Exactly is a PhD?<br />But don’t forget the BIGGER picture!<br />www.nexted.info<br />
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  1. 1. Prof. Matt Might University of Utah, Computer Science<br />(adapted by Craig Blewett from http://gizmodo.com/5613794/what-is-exactly-a-doctorate)<br />What Exactly is a PhD?<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  2. 2. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  3. 3. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />By the time you finish elementary school you know a little<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  4. 4. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />By the time you finish high school you know a bit more<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  5. 5. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />With a Bachelor’s degree you gain a specialty<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  6. 6. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />A Master’s Degree deepens that specialty<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  7. 7. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />Reading research papers takes you to the edge of human knowledge<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  8. 8. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />Once you’re at the boundary, you focus!<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  9. 9. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />You PUSH at the boundary for a few years<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  10. 10. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />Until one day the boundary gives way!<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  11. 11. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />PhD<br />And that dent you have made…that is called a PhD!<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  12. 12. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />Of course the world looks different to you now.<br />www.nexted.info<br />
  13. 13. What Exactly is a PhD?<br />But don’t forget the BIGGER picture!<br />www.nexted.info<br />

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