Graduate Students

Graduate Students Need PhDs that Resonate Outside of Academia

In ‘The New PhD: How to Build a Better Graduate Education,’ Loenard Cassuto and Robert Weisbuch argue that graduate programs aren’t preparing doctoral students for the jobs they’ll likely have outside college classrooms or laboratories.

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The Academic Conference – and its Discontents

Individuals find it harder to cover conference costs – and departments or research groups have fewer resources to support them. It is not hard to see why there is a sense of grievance. On the other hand, it is not so easy to see what can be done.

2 years ago
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Who Might Address Research Candidates’ Off-the-Charts Stress?

Graduate research candidates are the powerhouse of research in universities, yet many have reported feelings of isolation, burnout, and career uncertainty. Karen Barry reports on a study of Australian research candidates which found that increasing numbers are suffering from heightened levels of depression, anxiety, and stress, often citing reasons related to academia’s general work processes, such as writing or publishing research or maintaining motivation while working alone on a single topic.

3 years ago
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