Preparing Graduate Students for STEM Careers Outside Academia
    August 20, 2018

    https://eos.org/opinions/preparing-graduate-students-for-stem-careers-outside-academia

     

    Current graduate programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) prepare students for a career that most of them will never find themselves in. These graduate programs have traditionally been apprenticeships that prepare students to become researchers at academic institutions [Hancock and Walsh, 2016]. However, more than 50% of all doctoral degree holders do not work in academia or even do research as their primary job (Figure 1).

     

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