The irony of getting your Ph.D in Psychology is that by the time you’re finished with your education, you’re severely depressed, prone to anxiety attacks, suffering from insomnia, and struggling with self-esteem issues. I’m kidding…sort of.
This is definitely the wrong point in the journey to ask if this was all worth it.
The job search process—like every other part of the graduate educational experience—is five bujillion times more intense and difficult than it might need to be. Thus far, Ryan has had to prepare three different presentations (each at least an hour long—before the question and answer session) to give as part of days-long interviews at each place. All of this has had to be prepared in his off-hours, when he gets home from his 50+ hour work week. And those 50+ hours? They’re chock-full of CRAZY PEOPLE.
The good news is that soon this will be over, and if he lands a job he should be able to make enough extra money to get himself some good, old-fashioned psychotherapy.
The other good news is that he’s going to look smokin’ hot in this new outfit I got him for his interviews.
Dontcha just want to go up to this outfit and hand it a term paper with a full bibliography? Or sit on the front row in front of it with “I love you” written on your eyelids?
Here’s a close-up to see the gorgeous, velvety color of the jacket:
And here’s a new tie to go with the old stand-by suit for the two-day gigs:
And here’s what he’s wearing to his BYU interview:
You know, just to mix things up a bit.
And just in case you’re feeling generous, feel free to leave an uplifting comment for good old Ryan. I want him to know how much the Internet believes in him.