Two posts this week prove that the value of a PhD means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Here’s your favourite content from February.
Dr. Peter Fiske explains how a PhD is useful not just for companies looking to recruit scientists, but for those looking to fill other business-oriented roles in the private sector. That doctorate could cover you even further than you thought.
Virginia Schutte found it difficult to set aside the idea she was ‘wasting’ her PhD when she decided to pursue a career in science communication. She spoke with us about the emotional side of leaving academia.
Paul Smaglik shares how postdocs across the US are claiming their rights as talented workers with plenty to offer in activism: frustrated postdocs rise up.
The question Eleftherios P. Diamandis hates the most is ‘when are you going to retire?’ After reading his piece, we can understand why.
Paul Smaglik investigates the mentor-mentee relationship in academia in counselling: knowledge is power.
David Rubenson knows a thing or two about scientific presentations, and shares his knowledge in a David Letterman-like countdown to the worst mistakes in scientific presentations.
Jen Ware is trained as a neuroscientist, and last year accepted a new position as a director of experimental design at the CHDI foundation. She shares her experience with Monya Baker in turning point: reproducibility pro.
Nirmala Hariharan shares what she knows in one of our posts for the faculty series: what does it take to be a M.E.N.T.O.R?
Virginia Gewin takes an in-depth look at the pipelines of the energy industry for those looking for petroleum jobs in geoscience: ups and downs.
Simon Peyda didn’t do so well in hist first couple of PhD interviews, but that helped a lot after he persevered. Read his story in job interviews: prepare for success from failure.