Does it matter where you do your PhD from?
Where you do your PhD does matter a whole lot. The location where the school is located, the facilities within the school, the cost of study as well as living, and many factors need to be considered in making a decision.
Does prestige matter academia?
In the final analysis, prestige definitely matters. But it’s not the only factor you should consider in making your choice about college. Sometimes you can get more personal attention from top professors at a less well-known university, especially if the school has an honors college.
What is a postdoc and how does it work?
The function of a postdoc is sort of an “advanced apprenticeship,” where you may choose your advisor (who should be different from your graduate advisor!) according to several possible goals, including: Such positions usually last anywhere from one to four years, depending on funding.
Is it easier to land a postdoc position than a PhD?
It is far, far easier to land (yet another) postdoc than a permanent position. This applies to the fields I’m familiar with (mostly sciences). The humanities may be different. It’s not a second PhD, because the length of the postdoc is typically much shorter than that of a PhD.
Do postdocs get paid as much as faculty?
Plus, postdocs don’t pay as much as research or faculty positions. Not knowing which direction to take, Llamas has decided to apply for both faculty and postdoc positions. She’s also submitted an application for the National Institutes of Health’s F32 grant, an early career award that would cover her postdoc salary.
Why are so many grad students getting licensed without a postdoc?
This number is increasing because state licensure boards are acknowledging that students are coming out of grad programs with more extensive clinical experience, says Grus. But getting licensed in one of these states without having done a postdoc or any kind of supervised hours can hurt you if you move to a state that does.