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  • Reality Check: PhD Career Planning

    Ryan Raver
    Job Market Context
    Skill Building
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    The PhD Market is saturated, and articles that “promote awareness” are a dime a dozen. What’s missing from the equation are the solutions.  The reality is that the first job that you obtain directly out of graduate school is the most crucial. It is also the most difficult. Therefore, you need to be aware of all your possible options. The odds are against you. You look like a science person. You want to go into industry, but they look at you as an academic with only one marketable skill: bench science.  The doom and gloom articles aren’t going to help you get anywhere. And frankly, I think we are all just tired of reading them.  Many experienced working professionals are aware of what the market looks like, but as long as they are employed, who wants ...