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Jun. 8 2010 - 1:27 pm | 69 views | 1 recommendation | 4 comments

Come hither Ph.D., online poker awaits thee!

Jobs. We all want them but often times they don’t want us, because who are we, anyway? It’s a completely different story if you have a Ph.D., of course. When you become a Doctor of Philosophy, well … it’s as if the entire world is at your fingertips, waiting impatiently for you to dip it in chocolate and gobble it up. One such Doctor, “Elena Stover,” learned this the easy way:

[W]hen Elena Stover finished her doctorate in September, she headed to the poker tables. Frustrated with the limited opportunities and grueling lifestyle of academia, Stover, 29, decided to eschew a career in cognitive neuroscience for one playing online poker. She got the idea from a UCLA career counselor, who was trying to help her find employment.

via After 6 years to get Ph.D., some graduates back at square one | Alana Semuels | KansasCity.com.

YOU CAN’T BE A TENURE-TRACK INTERNET GAMBLER UNLESS YOU HAVE A PH.D. OKAY? It’s called j-o-b s-e-c-u-r-i-t-y.


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    Now there’s a burgeoning field — private poker coaches.

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