What’s the Role of Faculty in PhDs Nonacademic Career Search?
It's no secret that graduate students are increasingly considering nonacademic careers or at least dual career search paths. The trouble enters when students are unsure about how to launch this search and how to identify their allies and resources that can support them through this transition. We can talk about the role of the graduate school and career services in assisting graduate students in charting this unknown space, but I'll focus on faculty for this post. Faculty members may be supportive of a student's desire to transition to nonacademic careers, yet lack the information or resources to assist the student in charting this new path. Faculty my be ill-equipped to be of much help to their students, but perhaps we're asking too much of faculty members in this regard. By "we" here I mean graduate student mentees, graduate schools, and the countless [...]