For those of you that haven’t heard, I finished my PhD last week! I passed my defense (presentation and oral exam) on Monday, and passed the format check on my thesis on Wednesday. Finished filling out all the paperwork and collecting all the signatures I needed, and got all that turned in on Thursday last week! Yesterday I officially turned in all my keys and cards, and now am no longer a grad student at Purdue! Yay!
John jokes that I can’t have business cards anymore because my name and degrees won’t fit.
Marybeth Miskovic Feutz, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM(LA)
Yep, that’s a mouthful all right!!
I am thrilled to be finished… it was a big push at the end, and I made it! Everyone keeps asking what my plans are, now that I am done with school. Where am I going to get a job, what am I going to do for a living… Really, I have been looking forward to some time off. I need to relax a bit.
Actually, I have a few projects that I do want to work on. Some minor(ish) kitchen redecorating, cleaning (that may or may not have been slightly neglected over the last busy busy six weeks), papers to write from my research to publish, some work on an online project I want to get off the ground in the next few months… You know, little things like that.
So, while I would not turn down “gainful employment” if it fell in my lap tomorrow, I am perfectly happy doing some part-time consulting for my family’s veterinary practice and working on my own projects next few months. Maybe I’ll even start my Alarm Clock War again this week…
Ask me again next year…