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1. You’re (mostly) in charge of your schedule

2. You’re becoming an expert

3. You’re changing the world

4. You may just get to collaborate with others on cool projects

5. You’re building amazing project management skills

6. You’re becoming proficient at motivating yourself

7. If nothing else — at least you’ll be a doctor (of philosophy) in the end

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Person wearing graduation gown and cap, holding a diploma.
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PhD student and EU Horizon-funded research assistant. I love to write about academia and life.

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