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PhD candidates will have breaks from their courses like any other university student; they will have a Thanksgiving break, a break over Christmas and New Year’s, a spring break, and a summer break (unless they take summer classes). Just because there are no courses in session does not mean they are not working hard.
The high stakes and daily hardships of research can seed feelings of isolation and personal failure during the long years of a PhD. The time demands of lengthy and complex experiments can also lead to unpredictable working hours, skewing work-life balance and creating a sense of loss of control.
Most of the successful students I’ve witnessed treat a PhD just like a job. They work consistent 8 hours days, take some time off to workout, relax. They work on some weekends and relax on others. They have as much free time as any productive/ambitious individual in industry could have.
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