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You got accepted to a PhD. Now what? - Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My PhD #1

I may have graduated, but I'm not done writing about the joys and sorrows of pursuing a PhD. Doing a PhD is a long and incredibly complicated process and those of us who manage to get through to the other side usually have a ton of advice and information to share. I was lucky to have a few friends who defended and graduated a a year or so ahead of me who I could text/call/message to ask questions. But I know not every program has tightly knit cohorts and strong departmental relationships between students of varying levels/stages of their degree that you can ask all the questions that usually pop up. Especially the seemingly stupid questions. Especially when you're brand new to the program. 
With that in mind, I'm going to start a new series on this blog…Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My PhD. Throughout the series I'll share my experiences, knowledge, and lessons learned the hard way on topics such as getting through your first year, managing your finances, techno…

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