Category Archives: The worth of a PhD

Making career decisions; lessons from PhD graduates

It was our PhD Horizons Careers Conference last week.  We had 33 speakers talking about their career journey after their PhD and demonstrating how many career areas could be possible once you complete your PhD.  I chaired 5 out of … Continue reading

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Careers beyond academia – good resource

Many PhD students are interested in pursuing a career outside academia but aren’t sure about how to make this move or even of what sort of career options are available that may interest them.  One good way to start exploring … Continue reading

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PhD Graduate Destinations

It’s been a while since I last posted and today I’m only sharing a brief note.  I recently analysed the employment destinations of University of Edinburgh PhD graduates over 3 years: 2011 – 2014.  It’s worth a look to see … Continue reading

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Skills gained from PhD Study

We ran a workshop yesterday with some PhD students called ‘Reviewing your Career’. One of the activities involved brainstorming all the skills they were gaining during their PhD.  I thought it would be interesting to share. These are skills that … Continue reading

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PhD Horizons: A Careers Conference for PhD Students

I hope that you have already seen our previous blog on the exciting new campus event for PhD students which is being held at Appleton Tower on Thursday 4 June.  There are now just a few places left if you have not … Continue reading

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PhD careers conference

Just a quick post to let you know about the PhD careers conference we are planning.       PhD Horizons is a one-day conference dedicated to showcasing the breadth of career opportunities open to PhD graduates at the University … Continue reading

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Leaving academia? Now what?

A colleague at another University pointed out an article on leaving academia for those with a PhD in science.  The focus is on reframing your thoughts on what the PhD is for and on what it means to leave academia … Continue reading

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