Breaking into a new field can seem daunting, especially since academic training rarely prepares trainees for anything beyond the tenure track.
Without doubt, people don’t go to graduate school to make money. On the contrary, graduate students master an art of living on minimal wages while battling envy for the paychecks of their peers that hold ‘real’ jobs.
Human beings are social animals. We thrive when we belong to a community of like-minded individuals who support and endorse us.
Academics sometimes joke that their training resembles the Ponzi pyramid scheme. This joke may ring too close to truth for many postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
All good things in life come with a price. Children are not exception.