Is Pursuing a Doctorate the Right Choice for Me?
Pursuing a doctorate is a fundemental and possibly life-changing decision as it means taking on an independent task and thus should be well-considered. Ideally, you should feel passionate about your research topic and about science in general. Furthermore, you should consider your perspectives on the job market as well as financial incentives. Thorough planning and a clear definition of your goals that should also include your plans for after having completed your doctoral studies are important factors in the decision making process as writing a doctoral thesis is not a minor task.
To facilitate this process, the cooperating universitites' graduate schools are offering events to help shed light on the advantages and disadvantages of a doctorate:
- In Gießen, the graduate schools are hosting the event "Ways Into Earning One's Doctorate Degree" once a year during the summer term.
- The Marburg Research Academy (MARA) offers a Workshop titled "Promotion ja oder nein" (= Doctorate - yes or no?) each year. Please note: there are fees.