[Beowulf] Degree

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Oct 24 17:26:56 PDT 2012

On 10/24/2012 12:40 PM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> I bet in engineering and math type sciences plenty of funding from
> companies.

Think again.

> This lady was however in a more social area.
> So her statement is totally correct.
> I explain this, my words, as a feudal system where you have to take
> care for your own funding,
> either find a company to pay for it or some sort of organisation that
> pays for the spot.

Ahh ... but thats how it is everywhere ... you have to find a prof with 
funding or self fund.

> Unpaid spots means of course effectively you have to pay your own
> housing, not cheap in UK,
> food and whatever you like to do during student life.

In the US, students survive on spaghetti and ramen noodles.  Bangers and 
Mash in the UK?  I'd hope the food options were better.

More seriously, grad students flock to the profs with grants to pay for 
them.  Its hard to pay your own way here without means.  I ran an IT 
support operation in my spare time and had a number of clients.  Slight 
impact upon my studies in terms of available time, but considering that 
TA/RA wages are sub-poverty level (at least when I was doing it), I 
sorta had no choice.

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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