Academic on the inside?

Wow. This is very interesting… the term “culture clash” is on point.

The Thesis Whisperer

Who can help you get a job outside of academia when you finish your PhD?

Career counselling professionals with a special interest in PhD student issues are rare. In December last year I was invited to give the keynote at the annual meeting of Australian post graduate careers advisors in Sydney. Naturally leapt at the chance to spend a day with a whole group of professional PhD Job Whisperers.

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 3.58.50 pmIn the afternoon there was a panel discussion with three experienced HR consultants – the people who hire PhD candidates into industries other than academia. It was a fascinating and, for me at least, quite an eye opening discussion.

The panel members told us how they worked with PhD graduates and what they thought of them. Since there weren’t any PhD students in the room to offend the panel was, well – frank.

Science students, fresh out of their PhD were…

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