We all started graduate school to build our confidence to work in a field we are passionate about.
As the years go on, however, life happens.
During these times, when life puts you to the test, you may wonder:
"Do I have what it takes to get my thesis done?"
When you rise to this challenge you will not only finish your thesis, but you will also discover that you have what it takes to do so much more than you ever imagined.
What else is possible for you once you have finished your thesis?
You have come to the right place to find out.
I get it.
At the end of my fifth year in a PhD program the one question that everyone asked me was "When will you be done with your thesis already?"
I remember feeling really embarrassed and just talking about something else because I had no idea when I would graduate.
I was terrified of disappointing myself and my family if I had to drop out after sacrificing so much time and money in graduate school.
In my sixth year, a physical injury forced me to cut down down to just 1-2 hours of work a day.
I wasn't sure whether I would ever be able to finish my thesis.
But I made a promise to myself, that if I found a way to finish my thesis, I would make it my mission to help other graduate students finish their thesis too.
I had to develop new time-management strategies while coping with my injury and, surprisingly, I became more productive than ever before.
By the end of my sixth year, I defended my thesis and I had three first author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Unfortunately, I saw many of my peers drop out of their programs after sacrificing years of their lives in graduate school.
Worse, I found out that only 50% of doctoral students finish their Ph.D. thesis.
The other 50% drop out because they don't have the training and support to get their thesis done and advance their careers.
It was time to create a system that would not only offer practical strategies to finish your thesis, but a life-changing experience to discover your true potential beyond graduate school.
That's how "The Finish Your Thesis Program" was born.
The strategies in the Finish Your Thesis Program and our vibrant online community have already helped thousands of students to finish their thesis.
With the combination of step-by-step training and our confidential online community you can also:
*LIMITED TIME BONUS* 6 MONTH LIVE GROUP COACHING PROGRAM where you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and challenges in a small group setting and get live feedback from Dora and other community members. (*Spots in group coaching are limited and we are filling the spots on a first come first served basis*) (Value: $597)
Dora Farkas, Ph.D. is originally from Budapest, Hungary. She completed her Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and her Ph.D. in Biological Engineering both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
After completing her Ph.D. Dora was the recipient of the Ruth Kirschstein fellowship from the National Insitutes of Health. She continued her research as a principal investigator in several clinical trials at Tufts Medical School in Boston. Dora has numerous academic publications in the areas of liver toxicity, drug-drug interactions, and pharmacoketics.
Dora is the Founder of the Finish Your Thesis Academy and has trained thousands of PhD students and PhD level researchers worldwide since 2009 through online programs, private coaching and live events.
"I thought I was the only one having these problems...As soon as I joined I felt relieved to find a community where people were open to discuss their problems even though we were from different disciplines....An immediate benefit I experienced was to have energy to pull together a 100 page thesis proposal... Being part of a community was great help to finish my thesis"
-QUANG EVANSLUONG, PHD, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, UNITED KINGDOM
Towards the end of my Masters thesis I was struggling with trying to get things done on time... Sometimes in academia we don't give legitimacy to struggling and the community in this program is a safe environment to share these problems...Nobody is ever going to make fun of you or judge you... The resources that Dora provides are very useful and you can apply them very quickly to your own situation and you don't have to read long books...When you become more productive and fulfill your goals, you become the person you want to be."
-AVIV SHARON, PHD STUDENT, TECHNION UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL
"Before I joined the program I was quite stressed and I didn't know how to manage my time or my meetings with my supervisor...Now I am really prepared for the meetings and my supervisor really appreciated and liked that. The program is extremely helpful for me, not just in academia but also my life. Now I know how to stick to what I plan and that is the most important for me because I plan long-term and short-term goals. Before I was tired by the middle of the day. Now I have a lot of energy until the end of the day...I found the material very useful to help me with time-management, prioritizing, and productivity."
-LEILI GHAZI ZADEH, PHD STUDENT, POLYTECHNIQUE MONTREAL, CANADA
You are not alone.
We've got your back until you finish your thesis.
The primary reasons that so many students drop out:
"I’m not a big fan of online programs for academics, but I was really impressed with Dora’s Finish Your Thesis Program. Dora’s program made me wish I could go back in time and write my thesis over again. Things would have been so much easier! The reason I’m such a big fan of the program is because it’s not just about writing your thesis. The program covers everything from how to become more productive, to scientifically proven ways to stay focused, to dealing with difficult academic advisors, to writing high-quality publications. The Finish Your Thesis program really has everything you need to finish your thesis on time. I strongly recommend the Finish Your Thesis Program to anyone trying to get out of graduate school successfully. Don’t be like everyone else and just hope that your thesis finishes itself. Get this program now and start it right away. You won’t regret it.”
- Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D., Internationally Recognized Speaker, Author, Founder, Cheeky Scientist
"Dora’s Course is the most comprehensive program that I have seen for completing your thesis. The content not only focuses on the “how to” of writing a thesis but also focuses on the mindset and psychology you need to complete this extensive project. In having already completed my thesis, I absolutely know this program would have been an invaluable tool in helping me complete my research, writing and dissertation presentation. Dora’s Finish Your Thesis Program will not only help you complete your thesis but will help you finish your thesis soaring ready for the next adventure that life brings you!”
- Wendi Francis, Internationally Recognized Speaker, Author, Strategic Breakthrough Coach
“The Finish Your Thesis Program offers practical advice on the most common problems graduate students face, like procrastination, conflicts with the thesis supervisor or how to plan your research. I really liked to see a module dedicated to taking care of your health, something very few people talk about and a great problem in academia. This course is suited to those students who need to bring structure and a solid planning to their research. You can expect great video intros (top notch quality) and detailed materials to read.”
Julio Peironcely, Ph.D., Founder, Next Scientist
“There IS no magic bullet for finishing a dissertation or thesis. Thinking back to my own experience as a burned-out graduate student, I might have balked at the idea of spending additional time on a course to help me get “unstuck.” However, the Finish Your Thesis Program offers a systematic approach with practical steps, which will guide you to improve your productivity, communicate assertively, develop strategies for approaching publications and for completing your thesis/dissertation on time, maintain your physical and mental health during the process, begin your job search, and much more. The course is supported with live webinars, during which Dora answers questions and addresses difficulties encountered by attendees. Finish Your Thesis targets not only the writing process itself, but also an overarching change in mindset and attitude through lessons that will carry over into your professional career.”
Michelle Capes, Ph.D., Freelance writer, and Founder, Adeptify
“One of my fears before joining the Finish Your Thesis Program was that I would not be able to graduate on time. I felt stressed and this led to a lack of motivation. After I started the program I became more productive and I learned to focus on the tasks that were helping me to finish my thesis. I developed a new routine, I write every day, and I see my thesis coming together. The online community was very inspiring because I saw that I was not the only one having problems in graduate school. I learned that if others can make things work out, so can I. If you want to graduate, the Finish Your Thesis Program and the online community will be really helpful for you to stay motivated and complete your degree.”
Quang Evansluong, PhD, Assistant Professor, United Kingdom
“Lots of us, when we have trouble getting something done, turn to reading more about the topic. But sometimes you don’t need more information. This makes me wary about online classes, because there’s the risk that I’ll just read more and not actually do anything, but this course includes that crucial action part. Dora will get you on the right track with your thesis and career. When I worked with Dora as a coach, she did a fantastic job to help me figure out what I needed to do. She knows how to keep people accountable, but accountable for realistic goals, not the impossible demands we place on ourselves as researchers. Dora also has great advice about how to take care of your health before you turn into a burnt-out mess. (And if you’re a burnt-out mess, she can definitely help!).”
Jessamine Price, MFA, Writer, Editor, Writing Coach
“Dora’s Finish Your Thesis Program is an essential programm for anyone who wants to complete their thesis on time and to the highest standard. I wish that I had access to this type of material when I completed my dissertations as it includes everything I could have possibly needed -and critically the material is road tested and proven to work.I would recommend Dora’s programme to anyone who wants to compete a thesis or dissertation to the highest possible standard. ”
Michael Smith, Personal and Professional Coach, Speaker, Author, Co-Founder, Developed Edge
“As a recent doctoral candidate, who successfully completed her thesis, I genuinely wished I had this program from the beginning of my journey to guide me through the process. While subscribing to an on-line course might seem time consuming,this program will assist you in creating your own individualized concrete plan to maximize the amount of time actually spend on completing your thesis. Concise on-line video segments with accompanying written, downloadable text, provides a platform for all learning styles to prepare your proposal, outline your research and completing your thesis once and for all. The Finish Your Thesis Program packs in all the necessary advice and guidance needed to finish your thesis while maintaining your health and, most importantly, your sanity”
Elaine Alden, Ed.D., Mathematics Coach
I was in my 5th year of my PhD program when I enrolled in the Finish Your Thesis program and it was the best decision I ever made.I felt a lot of pressure to finish my thesis, but without support it was difficult to know where to start writing and keep myself motivated through the setbacks. One of the immediate benefits I experienced after enrolling was that I was able to write 30 pages of my thesis within a few weeks. The organizational skills I learned helped me to let go of my perfectionism and get my thoughts on paper. It felt incredible having written so much in such a short time-frame! In addition, I always felt a huge wave of motivation after the live webinars, and I am still using those strategies to stay productive. What makes this program unique is that the material is well organized and presented cohesively. The online community also provides an incredible atmosphere of motivation and companionship with other fellow program members, and you will feel like you found the long sought-after support group that you’ve been hoping for through all these years of graduate school.”
Christiane Rudmann, Ph.D. Student, Passau University, Germany
“Like many other graduate students, I found it challenging to get motivated and stay motivated. Sometimes I felt guilty about not working hard enough and disappointing my supervisor. Just a few weeks after enrolling in the Finish Your Thesis Program I became more organized, and I started using the strategies and planning sheets in the course to plan my experiments and book my equipment. This helped to get more make progress faster, and I feel more energetic in my research – it’s sometimes even fun! The Facebook group was very supportive, and it was a safe place where we could all talk about the things that were hard. This community helped me to realize that I was not the only one having trouble, and it was good to see other people speak candidly about their challenges. The confidence I gained from being in the program helped me to prepare better for presentations at conferences and meetings with my supervisor and committee. I am feeling more energetic, and I am graduating a semester earlier than I had expected!”
Holly Johnsen, PhD Student, MIT
“Before joining the Finish Your Thesis program I frequently felt like I was not making enough progress on my thesis, and it was difficult to manage my time efficiently. I am not a native English speaker, and scientific writing was challenging for me. With the strategies I learned in the program I am now able to make consistent progress on my writing and I feel at least twice as productive as before. The resources and the support I received from the Facebook community and live webinars also helped me to become more confident and I am on track to graduating in a few months.”
Yuxiang Tan, PhD Student, Boston University
“After I started the Finish Your Thesis Program I became more self-confident about finishing my PhD. I found the beginning of the program especially motivating because I learned that almost everybody goes through the same problems in graduate school, and you need to have a different mindset to succeed. I liked the course material, and when I implemented the tips from the modules, they worked every time. The questions in the material helped me to plan my PhD thesis and stay committed to what I want for my career. The part that teaches how to deal with the supervisors was really helpful! I realized I didn’t know how to ask for help and this made it difficult for my supervisor to support me. I am now more assertive and my supervisor is more willing to help me to finish my thesis. If you care about your PhD don’t waste more time with the same problems (lack of motivation, problems, bad supervisor etc). If you want to solve these problems the Finish Your Thesis program will show you how to get over them so you can graduate.”
Cynthia Vanessa Henrique, PhD Student, CBPF, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
“The Finish Your Thesis Program helped motivate me more than words can describe. I was amazed at how much my productivity improved just within the very first week. Simply… there’s no other program with this kind of down-to-earth advice, and it works. I have overcome my fears about not being “good enough” to finish, and I realized that there are lots of other people dealing with the same struggles I have. Just knowing that I wasn’t alone in my struggles gave me added confidence and renewed my commitment to finish. Dora’s presentation style is great and I also really liked being able to interact with the other participants in real time during the live webinars. The information presented was outstanding, and I do feel like I’m part of this community. Everyone cares about each other and I can’t wait to congratulate each other as we finish. I’m much more confident and enthusiastic about finishing my dissertation after participating in this program, and as a side benefit, I’m also a happier and healthier person after incorporating exercise and healthy eating and sleeping habits into my life. Don’t hesitate, you’ll be so glad you joined!”
Mary Abercrombie, PhD, Instructor, Florida Gulf Coast University
Since joining the Finish Your Thesis program, I have developed a can-do attitude towards my research and life. I have drawn up a thesis structure which my committee have approved, and my main supervisor said that I have turned a corner after struggling with my results last year. I am now more positive and have become more confident with respect to my research, and I have developed a critical thinking approach that has made me more assertive during group discussions. The live webinars provided strategies and a structure that we could implement to help us complete our thesis soon. I loved the Facebook group, since I got to learn so much from others as they shared their experiences and resources whole-heartedly. Their encouragement was heart-warming and I am very grateful for their presence in my life. The Finish Your Thesis Program has made me richer as an individual, and helped me realize my strengths as a person, and become a better version of myself.”
Durgaprasad Iyer, PhD Student, University of Cape Town, South Africa
“When I first learned about the Finish Your Thesis Program I was not sure whether it was right for me, because I was not at the writing stage yet. Now that I finished the course, I can only share my own excellent experience with Dora and the program. If you need help getting organized to get stuff done and could use not only helpful strategies, but also a supportive environment, this is the program for you. Not in the “writing stage” of your thesis? No problem, I joined well into the “research stage” of my project and the skills I learned in the program have been incredibly helpful to organize my data acquisition while at the same time begin the writing process early. I am now organized, motivated and focused. The kind and unconditional support from the online community has been so helpful during the good and the bad, and it is amazing helping these talented men and women succeed. Based on what I know from my graduate school experience and what my friends and colleagues share about their own, I’d say the Finish Your Thesis program will provide you the productivity skills and supportive environment you need to finish your thesis and graduate. ”
Ileana Freytes-Ortiz, PhD Student, University of South Florida
“This program has been incredibly helpful for me to succeed in academia and life as well. Before joining the program I felt stressed and I didn’t know how to manage my time and the meetings with my supervisor. Now I always prepare a detailed plan for the meetings, and my supervisor really appreciates it because it shows that I respect her time. I am more productive now than I was before joining the program because I know how to prioritize and manage my energy do I can stayed focused for the whole day. The Facebook community was one of the best parts of the program because it gave me the opportunity to connect with an international community of students and Dora and get daily support for my work. Whenever I posted any questions to the group I got a response very quickly. I am so glad I joined the Finish Your Thesis Program early in my PhD studies, and I have already highly recommended it to other students.”
Leili Ghazi zadeh, PhD Student, Regenerative Medicine, Montreal, Canada
“Dora Farkas has been instrumental in guiding me through the tenuous process of writing my Ed.D. thesis. Dora’s Finish Your Thesis Program comprehensively explains what is needed to bring your mind and body together holistically, to approach one of the most academically challenging educational pursuits in one’s academic lifetime. These modules can also extend beyond ones graduate work and be translated into lifetime skills that can carry one through work and personal relationships. Through mindful and deliberate attention to the questions, vignettes, and actionable goals in each module, the task of writing your thesis becomes less daunting. Give yourself the gift of confidence through this timely and needed online course that will provide the necessary tools and strategies for realizing your academic dream.”
Colleen Fritze, Doctoral Candidate, Northeastern University
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