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@ 2014-06-05 by João Paulo Pizani Flor

Today was a long day, but one of the most exciting, and certainly one of the most important of my life until now.

For those who did not yet know, I applied for a Ph.D position at Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg (Sweden), with Prof. Mary Sheeran as supervisor.

So, some weeks ago I received an invitation to come to Sweden and take part in a day-long final selection process, as I was one of the “final” 5 candidates pre-selected for the position. As part of the process, we had to each give a talk about a research topic with which we were involved, and later in the afternoon go through a detailed and thorough interview.

It was a long day, as I already mentioned… From 9:00 until 12:00 talks, then from 13:00 until 16:00 interviews. Then the most nerve-racking moment of all: we waited for 1 hour while the selection committee came to a decision. At about 17:00, on Wednesday, June 4th 2014, the decision came: I was chosen!!! I got an offer for a doing a Ph.D at the Functional Programming group of Chalmers. What a moment!

Chalmers Tekniska Högskola
Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

Now I guess I just to get some much needed sleep, and only then figure out what the next steps will be… :)