Understanding graduate funding can be taxing

iStock.com/flavijus Understanding graduate funding can be taxing No one ever said grad school would be lucrative. And I don’t mean that no one ever said this to you—I mean no one ever spoke that sentence, period. It’s long been a given that grad school is a time to “...

My children make me a better scientist

Robert Neubecker My children make me a better scientist When I turned 28 years old, midway through my Ph.D., my biological clock went “BRRRRING!” My rational self thought, “Hmm, not a good time. Fact A: I love research and want a career in academia. Fact B: There are...

Ph.D. students’ gross income could become even grosser

iStock.com/flavijus Ph.D. students’ gross income could become even grosser No one ever said grad school would be lucrative. And I don’t mean that no one ever said this to you—I mean no one ever spoke that sentence, period. It’s long been a given that grad school is a...

How a sneaker geek landed his dream job, one step at a time

Nike researcher Geng Luo’s dedication and forthrightness paved the way to the career he always wanted. Nike How a sneaker geek landed his dream job, one step at a time A running sneaker is like a layer cake. With each stratum of rubber, foam, plastic, and textile, t...

How a sneaker geek landed his dream job, one step at a time

Nike researcher Geng Luo’s dedication and forthrightness paved the way to the career he always wanted. Nike How a sneaker geek landed his dream job, one step at a time A running sneaker is like a layer cake. With each stratum of rubber, foam, plastic, and textile, t...

Updated: Biomedical Ph.D. program at major research university drops GRE requirement for admission

number1411/iStockphoto Updated: Biomedical Ph.D. program at major research university drops GRE requirement for admission The University of Michigan’s biomedical sciences graduate program announced last week that it will no longer require GRE scores for its Ph.D. adm...

New data offer the latest look at Ph.D. training and employment trends

Nirat.pix/shutterstock.com New data offer the latest look at Ph.D. training and employment trends The latest numbers on U.S. doctoral recipients are out. Between July 2015 and June 2016, 32,246 scientists and engineers in the country earned the distinction of being ...

For graduate students looking beyond academia, professors can be an unexpected resource

Robert Neubecker For graduate students looking beyond academia, professors can be an unexpected resource A few years ago, my graduate student association ran into some trouble. We knew that our classmates wanted our career development seminar series to cover opportun...

Fraying ties among academia, industry, and government hurt scientists and science

iStock.com/arsenisspyros Fraying ties among academia, industry, and government hurt scientists and science Ph.D.s hoping to find nonacademic careers—a group that, in the long run, comprises the overwhelming majority of doctorate recipients—must navigate the transitio...

What career items are on your holiday wish list?

rawpixel.com/Unsplash What career items are on your holiday wish list? The holiday season is here, which for many means exchanging gifts with friends and loved ones. There are lots of great options for the science lovers in your life, including science-themed books, ...
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