This interview is with a Turkish PhD student named Selen, who is studying Marketing in Florida. She has completed her first two years and this interview gives an inside view about what a student goes through during a PhD program. It is very relevant if you are thinking about a PhD in business, but much of her experience applies to other fields as well. She provides answers to the following questions and more: What was the first year like? What is different in the 2nd year? Compare interaction with professors in year 1 with interaction in year 2… What are the differences in coursework between the 1st and 2nd year? What is the weekly time commitment in and out of class? Describe your Research Assistant duties. Describe the differences in assistantship duties between year 1 and year 2… What is the next phase of a PhD program like? Typical PhD timeline of courses How will faculty advisor interaction change during the dissertation phase? Does the RA position continue into the dissertation phase? What kind of courses will you teach as a Teaching Assistant? How long will it take to complete the dissertation for a PhD in business? What kind of surprises should prospective students be aware of when considering different PhD programs? What else should applicants know about deciding to apply for a PhD? At the end of the interview she says some nice things about American Advisors, which we appreciate and thank her for.