Day 22: Why are you doing a PhD?

60 short videos for PhD students in 60 days

You might have been asked, possibly hundreds of times, why you’re doing a PhD.

But the reasons why you started your PhD might not stand up to the test of time. You begin with a certain set of expectations and motivations, but sometimes reality doesn’t match up.

This can be demotivating, but you can also change your reasons for doing a PhD (or continuing with it).