Whoop! Finally I passed my qual 2 and now an official PhD student!
Through the process of exam preparation, there were a lot I learned. How to read and abstract a number of academic papers in relatively short amount of time, how to do a “useful” presentation that immerse the audience into the key idea of the paper, … and so on.
Though this moment came late in my entire PhD career, I’m still full of enjoyment!
Next step: Look for research topic for my prelim, as well as the potential faculty to form my prelim committee.