Reflection on Doctorate Journey Part 3: Choosing the Group

Was asked by a friend on choosing the right research group.
She was interested to do a particular project in a particular group.
Through her Mom, I told her the following:

Don’t just choose a research group because the project is interesting.
You should find out about the members of the group too.
If the current members of the group are happy, most likely you will have a happy life in the next 4 years.
Otherwise, no matter how interesting the project is, you will have an unhappy life.

Very important message for any aspiring researcher, I should say.

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Posted May 22, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Doctorate, Thought

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