Climbing Down The Tower

Musings on leaving academia for the real world

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Non-Academic Alternatives

The Adventures in Ethics and Science blog has a really good post on Alternatives to Faculty Jobs. Several folks have weighed in with their stories of life and work after grad school. It's interesting reading, and a good reminder that even though most Ph.D.'s don't end up becoming professors, we mostly end up doing cool stuff anyway.


Anonymous Sharlissa said...

Hi Tim
Thanks for pointing out that not everyone who completes an advanced degree in science stays in academia. We certainly need more scientists in D.C., and there are a lot of exciting things for Ph.D. scientists to do here. (For ideas check out Student Pugwash career connections at In your opinion, what are some of the most compelling reasons to choose nonprofit work as a scientist? I think some scientists worry that they won't find the world outside of academia to be as intellectually challenging. Do you find that to be true?

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