Optimize Career Chances Outside of Academia
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- Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:30
- Published on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:30
- Written by PCDI
Dutch universities still pay too little attention to the career management of PhD candidates and postdocs. Although the number of PhD candidates is increasing and a large majority of doctoral graduates ultimately find a career outside of academia, there are too many missed opportunities in the current system for PhD candidates and postdocs to develop themselves broadly into scientific professionals. Focused activities are necessary at a national level in order for PhD candidates and postdocs to adequately realise their potential outside of the university. This is what PCDI and PNN plead for in a memorandum published today.