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Next Gen PhD

A Guide to Career Paths in Science

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$26.95 • £21.95 • €24.50

ISBN 9780674504653

Publication Date: 08/22/2016


272 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations, 13 charts, 7 graphs


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Getting to Know Yourself
    • 1. How to Connect Your Interests to Careers
    • 2. But I Have No Skills! (and Other Myths)
    • 3. How to Identify Your Personal Values
  • II. Getting to Know the World of Work
    • 4. To Postdoc or Not to Postdoc?
    • 5. Career Options for PhDs in Science
    • 6. Strategies for Exploring Careers and Building Experience
    • 7. How to Network Effectively
  • III. Getting Started on Your Job Search
    • 8. How to Craft Your Individual Development Plan
    • 9. How to Apply for Jobs
    • 10. How to Interview and Negotiate
  • Conclusion: Making a Successful Transition
  • Appendix A. Identifying Career Pathways for PhDs in Science
  • Appendix B. Resources for PhDs
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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