Reforms could improve career outlook for PhD students: Opinion

December 4, 2020
Higher education is in need of major reforms that will improve the career outlook for PhD students, writes Katina L Rogers. The article discusses ten major reforms that higher education needs and includes advice for instructors and graduate students. The author explains how instructors should encourage students to explore careers at the beginning of graduate school to help them understand their interests. Additionally, the article describes how instructors can encourage students to expand their definition of meaningful scholarship, build partnerships outside the university, and seek outside resources to prepare for graduation. “However you choose to get involved, and even if change is hard to see, know that your voice matters every step of the way. The time for change is now,” writes Rogers. Chronicle of Higher Ed (International)