Short entry to highlight some very useful links to incoming grad students and those of you considering grad school. Keep these in mind as you think of your future career after the PhD:
- Start here to get a better grasp on what’s a PhD and the current state of higher education. Via Nature Blogs & Bob O’Hara
- The PhD question, by Bug Girl.
- The 50-must read blogs prior to entering grad school.
The reason I’m posting this is that I wished I could have had these resources when I started grad school. I wish I could have had a different perspective and done more to become proficient in areas other than plain research. I wish I could have taken the courses, workshops and gotten certifications that would make me more attractive to paths and carreers outside of the academic and industry world. I hope that this is where I’m heading now … but I wish I hadn’t had as many growing pains as I did. Yeah, yeah, it’s all part of the natural process … but in my book, planning is of utmost importance, and for such it is better to have as much information as possible. Click away!