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Non-academic career options for PhDs?

My partner is finishing a PhD in a social science next year and is unsure about staying in academia. Have any MeFites been in a similar position? [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Apr 6, 2014 - 11 answers

 

PhD-level conservation careers for maximum real-world impact

I'm in a PhD program pursuing a degree in conservation biology. When I finish (and possibly after completing a postdoc or two) I'd like to end up in a job where I can maximize my real-world conservation impact. I'd like to hear some suggestions on how I can do that; lots more detail to be found inside, as well as my reasoning on the subject so far. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Exiting Academia

I just finished up my third semester of a PhD program in information studies. There are parts I like, but as I get deeper into it I'm beginning to realize that those aren't in the majority to the parts I dislike. I have a masters in Library and Information Science and have been keeping an eye on job openings and it seems like there are a number that I would be a great fit for. I'm remembering how much I liked the job when I was in it, and I'd like to exit academia before sinking too much time into it. However, my GAship is providing a steady salary and health benefits. How do I do this in a way that works out well for both me and my adviser? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2014 - 7 answers

Am I too old (51) to go to grad school?

I have been thinking about getting my pHD—for a couple of reasons. Though I am a very well-established and published non-fiction author, I have been up for a few teaching positions lately and have been told that my lack of an advanced degree (I have a BA) is holding me back. In addition, I simply am interested in going deeper with my work; the degree I am considering is in geography, though history of science also intrigues me. The question: am I crazy to be thinking of this at my age? I don't want to get a degree strictly as a "broadening my knowledge" proposition—I want to be able to use it and to teach. But we're seriously talking being the oldest guy in the class, most likely. So, my questions: is it worthwhile? will it help me find employment teaching? does my existing experience count for anything? and where do I start? Thoughts, answers, advice...all appreciated. Thanks.
posted by soulbarn on Nov 11, 2013 - 23 answers

How can I pursue a masters or pHD in Canada if I'm working a 9-5 job?

It's a huge hassle for anyone who has a 9-5 job and no savings to pursue a masters or a pHD in a reputable/respectable college or university, no matter what country s/he's in. If that's my case, how can I make it work if I live in Toronto, Canada? (I'm interested in reading your thoughts and experiences even if they're not about Toronto per se).
posted by omar.a on Sep 7, 2013 - 11 answers

Frustrated beyond beleif

I am in the last year of my PhD. My supervisor keeps canceling meetings last minute due to a number of personal events occurring (i.e. his life seems like a lifestyle movie) and my patience is wearing thin. My project has greatly slowed down - not sure what to do anymore. [more inside]
posted by sabina_r on Aug 13, 2013 - 15 answers

another PhD drop out thread

Considering dropping out of 1st year humanities PhD program. Terrified of starving on the streets. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2013 - 21 answers

How to get into academia later in life?

What possible avenues are there to get 'back' on an academic career path in your late 30s? Are there any unusual paths that I have not considered? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Jan 28, 2013 - 6 answers

PhD in nursing?

What do you do with a PhD in nursing? Is getting one a good idea? [more inside]
posted by bookish on Jul 9, 2012 - 18 answers

Make me less of an academic island!

I'm a PhD student, and I'd like to do more academic networking over email. How does this work, and what should the emails sound like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 14 answers

no seriously, is this masters worth it?

Help me make a decision I keep circling over again and again -- interdisciplinary masters that lets me do some cool research now, or continuing to work/exist in desired city and a more professional and/or appropriate MA/PHd in the next year or two? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Apr 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Bioinformatics Down Under

I would be finishing my bioinformatics master's degree next year and am considering to go to Australia or New Zealand for PhD in bioinfo, or Computer Science with a focus in computational biology related stuffs What are the academic and industry situations like in these two countries? [more inside]
posted by joewandy on Nov 2, 2011 - 2 answers

What can I do with a PhD in Sociology/Criminology?

What can I do with a PhD in Sociology/Criminology? [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith on May 14, 2011 - 13 answers

How to apply for PhDs in Germany, from the UK?

I'm currently living in the UK and am trying to apply for science PhDs in Germany. But how? [more inside]
posted by daisyk on May 2, 2011 - 1 answer

PhD Failure - What next?

Where next after failing my UK PhD at the viva stage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 5, 2011 - 11 answers

How to lose my apathy and get a PhD

How to Be Awesome and Finish a PhD? I'm in my first term of an engineering PhD (post-bachelors and 2yrs working in industry). My work is sucking: I don't do enough homework or research. How do I get back the drive I felt in high school when I was a clueless single guy who felt he had to prove he was brilliant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Should I quit my job to live abroad with my girlfriend who will be working on getting her PhD?

My girlfriend's company has offered to pay for her PhD. However, for one reason or another, they would like her to get it abroad (outside of the US). Should she accept? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by cad on Nov 15, 2010 - 39 answers

Calling all scientists: I need some advice about graduate school.

Is it too late for me to gain admission to the top PhD programs in the life sciences? What can I do to improve my chances besides the obvious? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Aug 29, 2010 - 18 answers

BA through phD, five schools too much?

I had a rocky experience getting my master's, and am eventually looking at getting a phD. I am worried that having gone to so many schools will reflect poorly on me later in my career. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Jul 5, 2010 - 11 answers

PhD now or later

Is there an 'expiry date' on your studies when it comes to being admitted to a PhD? I'm thinking of working for a while first. [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Apr 22, 2010 - 16 answers

To MD or not to MD?

CrossroadsFilter. PhD or MD? I could invest an extra year into attending a one-year special master's degree program that, upon success, would pretty much guarantee admission into medical school. I'd be a 28-year-old first-year medical student. But what about babies? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 - 17 answers

BA to PhD in Education Policy?

What are the pros and cons of going directly from a BA to a PhD in education policy studies? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jan 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I apply for a PhD?

In grad school; older student. Should I apply to a PhD program? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2009 - 24 answers

How to write a scientific literature review?

I'm at that point in my PhD where my experiment is (almost) up and running, so I have more free time to do other stuff. I've decided that writing a general introduction to my thesis will be less beneficial than trying to get a review article published. How do I go about writing a review article, from the perspective of an unpublished graduate student? [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan on May 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Can I teach college Spanish with only an MA?

Can I teach college Spanish without a PhD? Resources? [more inside]
posted by queseyo on Apr 24, 2009 - 5 answers

Note to myself: Use better notes

I'm doing my comp. exam (also called doctoral exam here) this summer. This involves reading a whole bunch of books and articles (about 30), and writing a long paper that answers a few questions from my committee. I am looking for good note-taking methods. [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Apr 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Suggestions for graduate studies in technology and society area

I am looking for cross-disciplinary graduate/phd course in web technology. More specifically, relating to societal use of web from a global perspective. My goal is to become an expert in use of web based technologies in developing countries (which involves computer use, censorship, etc.). So far, what I have found is STS (science, technology and society) which sounds perfect, but from what I have seen, tend to be more in the areas of applied sciences and engineering. Then there is basic CS programs which tend to be more technology than societal aspects. Does anyone have any thoughts, ideas, recommendations? [more inside]
posted by _zed_ on Mar 31, 2009 - 7 answers

PhD programs offered to foreigners?

Are there any respected PhD (or advanced research) programs offered from anywhere in the world that can be undertaken outside the country of the University that is offering it? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

To Ph.D., or not to Ph.D? That is the question.

Should I get a Ph.D.? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Nov 2, 2008 - 43 answers

What do you do in an advanced degree?

Those of you doing [post]graduate degrees...what exactly are you doing? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 22, 2008 - 14 answers

How to get to speed in mathematics for a phd?

Looking for programs or study options to fulfill math, statistics and economics prerequisites ahead of applying to grad school? [more inside]
posted by tonci on Jul 21, 2008 - 7 answers

GradStudiesFilter: Best place for an education studies PhD?

I'm 21, living in London, UK. I just got a first class BA in sociology of education with philosophy. I'm already starting to think what to do after my Master's degree (still in the sociology of education). If the planet's the limit, what are the best places to do a PhD in the sociology of education? (And is my envy to do it at somewhere like Harvard or Stanford worth pursuing?) Bonus points if you've been there yourself and share a slice of your experience!
posted by meso on Jul 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me learn math!

What are some good sources to teach myself advanced math in preparation for an econ/finance phd? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Jun 4, 2008 - 7 answers

What are the most interesting issues in your field?

What are the most interesting emerging topics in your field of study? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on May 11, 2008 - 10 answers

What do you know of the online Ph.D. at CIIS?

Does anyone have any information and/or opinions about the Transformative Studies Ph.D. program at the California Institute of Integral Studies? [more inside]
posted by jackypaper on Dec 30, 2007 - 6 answers

New York Creative Writing/Critical Theory PHD

New York Creative Writing/Critical Theory PHD: I am currently undertaking an MA in Creative Writing and Critical Theory in London, and plan to go on to PHD after I finish. I would ideally like to go to an East coast USA/New York university to do this (for several reasons). I'd like some help with finding a good list of possible institutions... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 16, 2007 - 26 answers

Gifts for a new PhD student?

My wife is going to be starting a (humanities) PhD in a few weeks' time. What gifts should I get her? [more inside]
posted by Jakob on Aug 28, 2007 - 20 answers

PhD: moving from wait-list to acceptance

I've been wait-listed for a PhD program, how can I increase my odds of getting in? [more inside]
posted by terceiro on Mar 17, 2006 - 25 answers

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