CIRGE

October 16, 2008

Social Science PhDs—Five+ Years Out: Spotlight on Doctoral Education #2: Professional Development for PhD Students: Do They Really Need It?

This analysis distinguishes between the PhD completion skills normally acquired in completing PhD research (critical thinking, data analysis and synthesis, writing and publishing, and research design) and the professional skills (working with diverse groups, working in interdisciplinary contexts, teamwork, presenting, grant writing, and managing people and budgets) that more and more PhD recipients are finding crucial to success in their employment.

Rudd, E., Nerad, M., Morrison, E.,  & Picciano, J.  (2008). Professional Development for PhD Students: Do They Really Need It? CIRGE Spotlight on Doctoral Education #2. CIRGE: University of Washington, Seattle, WA. www.cirge.washington.edu.

Download: CIRGE Spotlight on Doctoral Education #2: Professional Development for PhD Students: Do They Really Need It?