More Universities Break the Taboo and Talk to Ph.D.’s About Jobs Outside Academe
CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
November 6, 2011
By Audrey Williams June
A gathering on Ohio State University’s campus here last month had the familiar trappings of a traditional college lecture. Graduate students filed into an auditorium, and some cracked open their laptops or pecked the screens of smartphones as they waited for the speaker to begin.
But in one important way, this lecture was different than most they would attend as doctoral students.
The speaker, Paula Chambers, would talk openly about a subject that graduate students tend to discuss in hushed tones among close friends or trusted mentors—or anonymously in online forums. The taboo topic: preparing for nonacademic jobs.
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