Monthly Archives: December 2009

What can you do with a PhD?

What can you do with a PhD?   I get asked this question a lot.  Many undergraduate students think that academia is the only career path for a PhD.  But that could not be further from the truth.

More than 60% of science and engineering PhD students will follow non-academic career paths.   These include careers in industry, non-profits, government, start-ups, consulting, entrepreneur, writing and every other career path that you can imagine.

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MiNDS Grad student carries the Olympic torch

On Monday December 21st, Olympic medalist and McMaster graduate student Melanie Kok will be carrying the Olympic torch through Welland, Ontario.

Melanie won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the lightweight women’s double sculls and is currently pursuing her degree in neuroscience as part of the McMaster Integrative Neuroscience Discovery and Study (MiNDS) program.

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