May is a month of changing emotions for students. As you finish up your undergraduate degree there is the elation of graduation and end of term parties with friends. Then there is the realization that its time to figure out what’s next. For those that applied to grad school “what’s next” includes whether you have heard from your top choices and if you’ve heard that you were accepted.
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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.
Go ahead and make draft figures on the computer with your favorite graphing package. Don’t be too concerned at this stage about making the final figures. But be sure that the data that you are plotting is correct. Check, re-check, and re-re-check the data. It is easy to make a mistake and can be costly to find mistakes.