Desk Reject: der PhD-Cast

Im podcast "Desk Reject: der PhD-Cast" unterhalten sich die 4 Nachwuchsforscher Sopherl, Sasha, Didi und Boris über alles was angehende, derzeitige oder bereits promovierte PhD oder Doktoratskandidaten beschäftigt. Unter anderem werden Themen angesprochen wie: - Wieso überhaupt einen PhD oder einen Doktor machen? - Mit was möchte man sich beschäftigen? - Mit was beschäftigt man sich tatsächlich? - Wie geht man mit der Einsamkeit und Ängsten um? - Wie vereint man Forschung mit Lehrverpflichtung? Wir finden uns, mehr oder weniger, regelmäßig in, mehr oder weniger, derselben Konstellation im Keller der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien ein, um unsere Halbweisheiten mit der Welt zu teilen. Disclaimer: Wir übernehmen keine Haftung für den Wahrheitsgehalt unserer Aussagen und raten Zuhöreren davon ab, wichtige Entscheidungen aufgrund unserer Ratschläge zu treffen.


episode 39: This IS Research Crossover

Tipps on doing your PhD from people that know what they are talking about

In the 39th iteration of our Desk Reject Podcast, you will not be hearing from the usual Desk Reject team and you will not be hearing our usual German conversation about the plights and trepidations of PhDs. This episode is very near and dear to the Desk Reject teams' hearts as we have managed to get the hosts of the "This IS Research" Podcast into our virtual studio to share some of their wisdom with us and our listeners. Nick Berente, Full Professor of IT at the Mendoza College of Business, and Jan Recker, Nucleus Professor for Information Systems and Digital Innovation at the University of Hamburg, will use this hour to share a cornucopia filled with valuable insights for any aspiring or current PhD students. No matter what field you are (planning on) pursuing your graduate degree in, Nick and Jan provide you with insightful answers to our burning questions on:

  • What makes a good or great PhD candidate
  • How to choose your PhD program
  • How to think about your researcher identity
  • Why you should aim for a community of support rather than the envy trap and much more

We would be remised if we didn't make you aware of the incredible "This IS Research" Podcast that will fill your empty hours of waiting for the Desk Reject team to release their monthly episode with a wonderful backlog of great content. You can find their podcast in any and every podcast player of choice

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This episode was recorded remotely from Boston, Vienna, Hamburg and Indianapolis.

Music for the intro and outro was provided by: Blue Dot Session

The Logo for our Podcast was designed by: Stephan Kardos (Creative Prism)

This episode was recorded by Prof. Jan Recker and produced by Alexander Staub .

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