What is the entry route for PhD graduates into careers outside of academia?

This is a very common question I am asked by PhD students and post-doc researchers who are thinking of moving away from academic roles.  It is also something that I know can cause frustration and stress for you as it can be time-consuming to find out the answer from employers. The first point I want … Continue reading What is the entry route for PhD graduates into careers outside of academia?

Employer feedback – what to expect

I recently starting rewatching my favourite noughties show “The Gilmore Girls” in preparation for the upcoming revival. There’s an episode  where young Rory Gilmore receives undeservedly  critical feedback from her boss at the end of her newspaper internship (he also happens to be her boyfriend’s dad). Watching this again, I remembered how angry  I got when … Continue reading Employer feedback – what to expect

Graduate Schemes: Is it the end of filtering by UCAS points?

Lots of changes are afoot in the recruitment process for students and graduates applying to graduate schemes. One change that has got us Careers Advisers giddy with excitement is that one of the biggest graduate recruiters in the UK, PwC, has announced that for the majority of their graduate opportunities they are no longer going … Continue reading Graduate Schemes: Is it the end of filtering by UCAS points?