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What are some non-academic jobs in the social sciences?

Non-academic careers/jobs in the social sciences? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Feb 17, 2012 - 6 answers

 

Leaving the Ivory Tower

I'm halfway through a PhD program in the humanities, but I'm almost positive I want to quit academia after I get my degree. What are my best options? [more inside]
posted by derrinyet on Feb 12, 2012 - 18 answers

Qualifying exams: I laughed, I cried, I cried, I cried...

Grad school filter: I need a reality check on my qualifying exams. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 - 20 answers

Doctoral comps - when where and how?

Doctoral comps - when to sit? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Dec 16, 2011 - 8 answers

What will happen after PhD programs (hopefully) accept me?

I am (very nearly) finished with my applications to computer science PhDs, and I realized I don't really know what will happen next. Assuming I get in anywhere, what sorts of contacts with programs are in store between their decision and mine? [more inside]
posted by silby on Dec 15, 2011 - 8 answers

What are you going to do with that?

What are some non-academic, non-science careers in which a PhD is a particularly desirable, even necessary, credential? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Dec 13, 2011 - 27 answers

Guide me; maybe I'm just lazy

The truth is that in 50 years or so, I'll be on my deathbed, and I can guarantee you that I won't be spending the experience ruminating about my time at the office. What kind of job should I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 - 18 answers

Should the book I edited advertise my Ph.D.?

I'm editing a non-academic, non-fiction book to be published by a university library. Should the book advertise my Ph.D. credentials? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Nov 21, 2011 - 12 answers

What whiskey should I buy as a gift?

What bottle of whiskey should I give to my PhD supervisor? [more inside]
posted by idlethink on Nov 17, 2011 - 45 answers

You have to do that thing with the thumb over the top and the little butt wiggle at the end.

The Secret Order of Employed Physicists: How did you get there? [more inside]
posted by Jilder on Nov 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Alternatives to an Economics PhD

I am planning on applying to economics PhD programs for next year, but before I commit I wanted to think about alternatives, especially in light of all the articles lately about how PhD programs and academia in general are a pyramid scheme. What other careers/education might be a less painful way of getting to a job that fits my life goals. [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Nov 4, 2011 - 13 answers

I don't want to be a professor, I just want to be a lab tech who reads a lot.

Help me quit grad school. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 21 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

Do I leave my PhD program?

I might not be smart enough for my PhD program; it is obvious from my classes that I lack certain skills or aptitudes the average student in my field has. Do I quit now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2011 - 32 answers

Evaluating a professor

I am an advanced PhD student in an engineering discipline. I have been sent a presumably routine email from the department chair asking for comments on my research advisor's interaction with me to be submitted as an email, as a part of a multi-faceted evaluation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Anyone familar with Austrian economics?

Resources for Austrian economics? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Oct 19, 2011 - 8 answers

A successful PhD: software recommendations and other tips?

Hacks for a Successful PhD? I'm looking for tips or software that will help me - as a new PhD student - finish successfully. Researchers: tell me your tricks! [more inside]
posted by UniversityNomad on Oct 8, 2011 - 22 answers

Advice for finishing a PhD thesis while working?

Any advice for finishing a PhD thesis while working? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Sep 17, 2011 - 14 answers

What's going on here?

Confused, lost and looking for suggestions to get back on track. [more inside]
posted by xm on Sep 16, 2011 - 16 answers

Online platform for PhD students?

What kind of online platform can I use to run a PhD writing/goal setting group? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Sep 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Seeking opinions on career options and life directions for a young geologist - please weigh in with your experiences!

I'm a young geologist considering long-term career options and life directions. Please tell me about your experiences (as a geologist) in grad school, industry, or government/regulation. Or your experiences working in video/photography, as that is an alternative career path I'm considering. [more inside]
posted by Strudel on Sep 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Funding for a Ph.D. in Belgium

I'm looking for scholarships or fellowships that could fund, or help fund, a molecular/microbiology Ph.D. in Belgium for an American. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Aug 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Researchers: Share your workflow!

I'm planning a grad-student workshop on ways to manage research assets (particularly primary sources) more efficiently using digital tools. Please share your own workflow! [more inside]
posted by miriam on Aug 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Book Swap Online!?!?

What's the best way to set up an online book swap site or app only for the students in my academic department? [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Aug 15, 2011 - 2 answers

How do you list "Meaning, Math, And Motion" on your resume?

How should list undergraduate classes with long/unusual names on a resume that I am using for applications to economics PhD programs? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Aug 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Just because you're paranoid don't mean your advisor ain't out to get you

I suspect that my PhD thesis advisor may be writing me poor letters of reference for postdoctoral positions. What can I do to get some sort, any sort, of job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Joint MFA/Ph.D. in studio art and art history

Do any schools offer a joint MFA/Ph.D. in studio art/art history? [more inside]
posted by skilar on Aug 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Empirical and theoretical psychotherapy?

Contemporary psychotherapists who have popularized their empirically-tested theoretical contributions? Examples: David Burns, Eugene Gendlin, Joseph Weiss. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jul 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Career for someone with a background in earth sciences?

Looking for advice on possible careers post-grad school with earth sciences training. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2011 - 6 answers

How to come across well in a PhD interview over Skype?

How to come across well in a PhD interview over Skype? [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Jun 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Please help me give advice to my brother about a chemical engineering phd

I'm worried my brother might be making the wrong decision about his degree. He has a fellowship and is well on the way to getting a phd, but he is thinking of stopping at a masters so he can get a job. The reasons he gives seem naive to me, but I don't know anything about this field. I'm worried he's going to end up being bored and unfulfilled because he's focused on short term goals. [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jun 23, 2011 - 46 answers

What are the pros and cons of trying to become an English professor in Toronto for a fiction writer (and how feasible is it)?

What are the pros and cons of trying to become an English professor in Toronto for a fiction writer (and how feasible is it)? [more inside]
posted by skwt on Jun 20, 2011 - 18 answers

What is a good PhD graduation gift for an advisor?

What is an appropriate gift to give one's advisor after filing a PhD dissertation and graduating? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 7, 2011 - 23 answers

Seeking mental health professional in Brooklyn or lower Manhattan

Seeking recommendations for a mental health therapist in North Brooklyn/lower Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 - 1 answer

Graduate school woes.

Help me overcome my emotional immaturity which has crippled my academic course. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2011 - 6 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

Don't want a post-doc! Want a Porsche!

Selling out successfully Few months away from finishing PhD, & no interest in staying in science. Can I use my fancy credentials to try and get a high-paying big-city job? Help me chart a course. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 8 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

New entrant to a Phd programme, any and all tips welcome!

I've started a Phd and would like to get tips and advise from those who have walked the path before me. [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Apr 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Hothead wondering whether university faculty or reputation.

Should an incipient PhD student shoot for the adviser or the program? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 - 28 answers

Eight Months To A Dissertation

I have eight months to write my social science PhD dissertation. How can I improve my chances of finishing? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Apr 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Life after PhD?

Is doing a neuroscience PhD useful to enhance my job prospects generally, not just in research? If I choose to leave science after graduating, what would a PhD get me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Quant summer

As a PhD student, how do you determine if you should go to a summer program? Specific question about data science and quantitative methods within... [more inside]
posted by metametababe on Mar 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Business-oriented options for a scientific Ph.D.?

Finishing a Ph.D. in the sciences and want to leave the bench behind for something that’s more “big picture” (i.e. has some elements of business, strategy, or product development). Things are getting a little time-sensitive. Looking for input from people who have made a similar switch and/or work in a related area (i.e. consulting or the business end of industrial R&D). [more inside]
posted by noted industrialist on Mar 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Studying overseas while married

I'm considering the idea of moving (from Australia) to either the UK or USA for a PhD, but I'm worried about whether my significant other will be able to find work. Just how bad is the jobs situation over there? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Mar 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Graduate school blogs

Best blogs and other reading materials for social science graduate students/academics? [more inside]
posted by metametababe on Mar 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Good Life / Dissertation Coaches in LA?

Looking for life coach / dissertation coach recommendations in the Los Angeles area! Also: tips on how to use life/dissertation coaches most appreciated! [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Mar 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Can you explain what it means exactly to be "fully funded" in a Ph.D. program?

Can you explain what it means exactly to be "fully funded" in a Ph.D. program? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Feb 27, 2011 - 15 answers

How do I be the parent and scientist I want to be?

Can I take 2 or 3 years off after getting my PhD to be a parent full-time without seriously reducing my ability to be a researcher (not necessarily a professor) in the hard sciences? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2011 - 15 answers

PhD retrospective

PhD filter: What do you wish you had done or known, as you started your PhD? [more inside]
posted by metametababe on Feb 21, 2011 - 35 answers

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