Listen to the recording of our conversation with Dr. Karen Kelsky, founder and consultant at The Professor is In for some important insights into the very hot topic: Is a PhD a good path?
Warning: you may not like what you hear.
00:02:47 – The mission of The Professor Is In.
00:03:55 – How to hack the academic job search (and why you need to hack it in the first place).
00:05:55 – How a traumatic first job-market experience created an ongoing obsession.
00:08:24 – Karen’s response to the comment: “Not sure the PhD is good for most students’ goals anymore.”
00:13:36 – Why are people still pursuing PhDs?
00:16:18 – Advice for students who are already in PhD programs.
00:22:06 – The non-academic track: Don’t let shame corrupt your thinking process.
00:33:25 – Industries hiring non-academic PhDs.
00:42:47 – What an applicant can do before starting a PhD program to better position themselves for careers.
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