Starting a Startup after your PhD

Self-awareness, determination, expertise, project management… the skills required to launch a startup are very similar to those you gain throughout the duration of a PhD. So why do so few PhD students seriously consider launching a startup as a serious career pursuit post-PhD? In this week’s PhD Life post, Chengcheng Kang considers the value of…

Notes to my younger self

As PhD students, we tend to live day-to-day while keeping in mind the potential of a future in academia. We leave little room to think about how we might frame today’s experiences when they become our past. Dr. David Whillock, who finished his doctoral research in 1986, reflects on the lessons he has learned after…

The ‘back-up plan’ – Lauren

No, not the terrible Jennifer Lopez vehicle… …although, knowing my thesis, that could be relevant too! No, I’m talking about my fallback, my Plan B, my alternative career choice. Yikes! It’s a sad fact of what news-bods like to call the “current economic climate” that the job that I am currently in training for by…

One PhD, No Work Experience | Furaha Asani

Something happens to your ego after you not only receive rejection emails for paying posts you have applied for, but from a volunteering post as well. Sigh. This is my current plight, and that of many other PhD students I’m sure. It had recently occurred to me that while I was busy being a perpetual…