Five years ago, I wouldn't have believed I'd have the opportunity to visit MIT as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2014, I was an education administrator at a university in Chengdu, China. Before that, I was a teacher at a vocational college.
Testimonials about DBA experiences in previous GEM Doctoral School newsletters on the “tough enjoyable” ride of the DBA made me ponder about my own journey. I, too, was in it for the same challenges and the credibility status.
The doctoral journey has many learning dimensions; yet, some of them are traps one learns to avoid over time. Falling into one or more of these traps is normal, and the deception point comes only after a certain place down the road.
Being in the position of writing a few chosen words after finishing my DBA (which I thought would never end), I found myself in the dilemma of trying to decide what to write in order to share all the relevant close-up details with future candidate