Thinking ahead in graduate school | May 9, 2016 Issue - Vol. 94 Issue 19 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 19 | p. 14 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 9, 2016 | Web Date: May 6, 2016

Thinking ahead in graduate school

Chemistry Ph.D. students know the odds of getting an academic job but need more information about other careers, study shows
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: education, science education, postdoc, graduate school, training

When pondering whether to pursue postdoctoral training, chemistry graduate students understand what their chances are of getting a faculty job, a new survey shows.

But the results confirm educators’ fears that students don’t feel well-informed about what training they need to work in industry R&D, start-ups, or government (Science 2016, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf2061).

The survey results are “intriguing,” says Michael Doyle, a professor at . . .

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