A trend toward transparency for Ph.D. career outcomes?

A trend toward transparency for Ph.D. career outcomes?

For decades, blue ribbon reports, studies, panels, and commissions have bemoaned universities’ lack of transparency about the career prospects of their Ph.D. recipients and postdocs. In particular, experts have criticized institutions’ failure to track and report how their doctoral and postdoctoral alumni fare in the labor market. As administrators at 10 U.S. research institutions warned in a Science article this past December, without knowing what kinds of jobs graduates can expect after graduation, students can’t “mak[e] informed choices about their pre- and postdoctoral training activities.” But finally, like small green shoots hinting at…

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Andy Robertson’s unusual career path leads to acclaim at Liverpool

Andy Robertson’s unusual career path leads to acclaim at Liverpool

Andy Robertson started his career at Queen’s Park, an amateur club based at Hampden Park in Glasgow. At the same time as he was trying to make it as a professional footballer, with all the attendant stresses and pressures, to earn a little money Robertson would often do shifts in the ticket office when a big event came around. Now he’s part of the big event. But the man who looks like he has solved a generational left-back problem at Liverpool might be one of the most interesting players in…

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India Today Conclave 2018: The 3 decisions that changed PV Sindhu’s career

India Today Conclave 2018: The 3 decisions that changed PV Sindhu’s career

Sindhu said overall the world championship final has been very satisfying for the Indians. An “upset” P V Sindhu rued that a historic gold medal at the World BadmintonChampionships slipped through her hands in the dying moments of the thrilling final against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. Sindhu and Okuhara fought tooth and nail in the gripping summit clash, described by many as the best women’s singles final in recent times. The Japanese won 21-19 20-22 22-20. “I am upset. In the third game, it was anybody’s game at 20-all. Everybody aims…

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