Experiential learning for PhD students increases career opportunities: Opinion

July 13, 2021
Experiential learning for PhD students offers opportunities for students to develop their skills for more versatile career and professional options, write Gaeun Seo and Michael W Zhang. The authors explain that some postsecondary institutions are re-evaluating the PhD as an avenue to diverse career pathways by giving students access to resources on careers outside of academia and experiential learning opportunities. The authors emphasize the importance of experiential learning, which allows students to polish their skills, confirm or redirect their career interests, and engage in short-term opportunities outside of their department. Seo and Zhang explain that campus-based experiential learning also benefits administrators by highlighting insights that graduate students are privy to. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)