Okay, doctor me - I'm done!

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by distancedoc2007, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. distancedoc2007

    distancedoc2007 New Member

    Well, it's technically October 1st in South Africa, and this is the day I get my Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) conferred at Unisa. So I'm jumping the gun by a few hours, but what the heck. Thanks again for all the wisdom and support from the community here, and best wishes to you all on your own studies!
  2. Julie1014

    Julie1014 New Member

    :arms: Congratulations! :arms:
  3. BobbyJim

    BobbyJim New Member

    I can second that!
  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Wonderful news! Congratulations!
  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Great work. Hopefully you'll stick around and offer some advice to our members who are considering the UNISA option.
  6. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Congratulations! :banana::banana::banana::banana:
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    What's next, now that you've gotten your doctorate?
  8. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Woo Hoo. Congrats. Tell me about it in a PM. I need to get myself prepared for my eventual graduation.
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Congratulations! That's great news. What was your thesis/project?
  10. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    That is awesome! Congrats!
  11. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Congratulations! That is fantastic. Would you mind to share your experiences and journey with UNISA?
  12. distancedoc2007

    distancedoc2007 New Member

    Thanks all! My thesis related to online social networks and collaborative innovation. I will use the degree mainly in my role as a speaker and book author (new book coming out this year based partly on the thesis research). I still do the odd bit of teaching and training, so it will help out there as well no doubt - I'm already well-established in that role, so the title is a nice-to-have mostly. No regrets, though I wouldn't counsel anyone to do a doctorate if they could possibly live without one - it's just too life-absorbing for the 4+ years! Stubbornness and an unwillingness to admit defeat kept me going as much as anything. :) Of course it's easy to say I wouldn't do it again now that I'm through the door. It was important to me for reasons I've long since forgotten, and I'm glad it's done!
  13. J. Ayers

    J. Ayers New Member

    Congratulations and best wishes!
  14. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

  15. rmm0484

    rmm0484 Member

    I am so very proud of you! (Finishing up pre-doctoral field study at the University of the Free State)
  16. PilgrimPastor

    PilgrimPastor New Member

    I concur from my own doctoral studies! Congratulations!
  17. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Job well done doctor!!!!!!!!!

    Great accomplishment. Good job!

    Abner :smile: :banana: :banana: :banana:
  18. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Seems like the only people that think like that are the ones the complete the journey (me included many times).
  19. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Well done, distance doc!

    I'd be most interested in knowing if this was done entirely at a distance, or if you needed to make one (or more) trips to Pretoria?
  20. distancedoc2007

    distancedoc2007 New Member

    Hi John,

    Three trips to Midrand (where the Graduate School of Business Leadership is based - between Pretoria and Johannesburg) to present and defend the proposal, methodology and final results to a big group of faculty members. This was a big highlight for me, since I loved the country and met several really cool people among fellow students and faculty.


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