Cracking a Ph.D.

Revelation of 5 Stages in Doctoral Journey

  • Lindawati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Are You Ready for a Ph.D.?

  3. Get your Ph.D. Started

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Lindawati
      Pages 41-48
    3. Lindawati
      Pages 49-56
    4. Lindawati
      Pages 57-63
    5. Lindawati
      Pages 65-75
  4. Research, Research and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Lindawati
      Pages 93-103
    3. Lindawati
      Pages 105-111
    4. Lindawati
      Pages 113-119
  5. Ph.D. Last Mile

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Lindawati
      Pages 129-134
    3. Lindawati
      Pages 135-142
    4. Lindawati
      Pages 143-149
    5. Lindawati
      Pages 151-159
  6. Life After Ph.D.

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Lindawati
      Pages 169-175
    3. Lindawati
      Pages 177-182
    4. Lindawati
      Pages 183-188
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 195-197

About this book


This book offers valuable insights into completing your Ph.D., and subsequently finding and excelling at a job. Further, it highlights other opportunities that a Ph.D. can offer, aside from the research and academic aspects. The book focuses on the five stages that PhD candidates normally go through: joining a Ph.D. programme, starting a PhD course, conducting research, writing their dissertation and finally, looking for the ideal job.

Serving as an extensive “cheat sheet”, it explains the options and choices that need to be made to join and complete a Ph.D. programme; setting expectations; selecting a research topic; celebrating the completion of a Ph.D. programme, and most importantly, how one can continue to develop after its completion. With a bonus chapter in each stage that describe the perspectives and expectations from different people or organizations, this book shares vital lessons, showing readers how to apply them to a range of situations to create a successful Ph.D. ecosystem.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Lindawati
    • 1
  1. 1.The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific, National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2151-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2152-7
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