How Ph.D. students choose their careers

What are the factors that lead graduate students away from careers in academic science?

This study, based on in-depth interviews of a relatively small sample of Ph.D.s, suggests that the biggest factors are emotional/motivational. With a little more encouragement and exposure to positive role models, these findings suggest, more of us would stay in academia. This is the same basic conclusion of a recent piece in the New York Times Magazine.

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About Silvia Bunge

I'm a tenured faculty member, and the head graduate advisor in my department.
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