RETHINKING THE PHD

Careers & Professional Development

An increasing number of PhD holders seek jobs outside of academia, contributing immensely to society. How can PhD programs evolve to help students’ broader career realities and ambitions? Here is a wide range of resources on changing PhD careers and professional development approaches.

GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM SURVEY

Towards a National Strategy (June and October 2017)

Issues of employment and skills are becoming an integral part of graduate education. In collaboration with the Consortium of Canadian Graduate Student Professional Development Administrators (CCGSPDA), CAGS undertook a two-phase project with the following goals: 1) to document the current climate of graduate student PDPs in Canadian universities, and 2) to provide guidance on best practices so universities can create and/or improve activities related to professional development for graduate students. In addition to the reports below, the results of the survey can also be consulted on this interactive website.

Phase 1 (download PDF)Phase 2 (download PDF)