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  1. Any thoughts/tips on how to inquire about placement rates and positions for recent grads from a program? I've seen a few departments include some information about recent placements on their websites, but even that doesn't necessarily reflect the percentage very accurately. I feel a bit awkward asking a DGS the question but I also consider it quite important in making the decision between schools to get a clear picture of how the program is viewed on the job market.
  2. Hey all, Does rank correlate with placement? by that I am asking if on average does the higher ranking of a program correlate with better placement of its grads? In theory this should be true, right? like the obvious thinking is that the higher ranked a program is, the better placement its grads will have. But then there are cases that I've noticed where top 20 programs have fairly poor placement, or lower ranked schools have pretty high placement, so does it really matter? Also, I realize that you can obviously get great placement even if you go to a lower ranked program, I a
  3. Hello, everyone! Given the strange concern some of us have for getting a job after completing our PhD programs, I decided to undertake a friendly/nerdy investigation. Perhaps this has been done before; at any rate, I found it enlightening. Maybe it will help you too, as we reach the final stage of our decision making. How strongly do Leiter's current (2018) Philosophical Gourmet Report (PGR) rankings correlate with job placement into permanent academic positions? Rather weakly, it turns out. I contrasted the PGR data on a spreadsheet with placement data from 2017 research funded by t
  4. Is anyone familiar with Ohio State's program? They have a mention for ethics in the new pgr, but looking at their placement record on their website it doesn't look strong. I realize that jobs in philosophy are very hard to come by, but most of their placements seem to be at osu itself rather than at other colleges and univesities. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something here.
  5. Hello all. I need a bit of help deciding between Mills College and Wake Forest for their English MA programs. I've spoken with both schools and will be visiting shortly. They both assure me that they place students very well into top doctoral programs and - at least for Mills - into positions outside of universities (publishing, journalism, private high schools, community colleges, and so on). But neither program seems to have or to want to cough up hard data regarding their past placements. Is this something to be concerned about? Or maybe, more pertinently, does anyone have insight into the
  6. Hey everyone! I could really use your help: I'm trying to decide on an English or Comparative Literature program and am curious as to whether any of you think that placement records are an important factor in deciding? If so, how do you determine what a good placement record is? Thirdly, why are some schools better at placing students than others? I'm finding this very confusing because strong placement records sometimes don't correspond to the school's level of prestige. For example, I noticed that at Brown's English department, only 7% of graduates in the last 4 years got tenure-t
  7. Hi there! I am deciding between these two program and I really need some suggestions from you. I career goal is to continue to do academia which I would probably fail so my back-up plan is to become a machine learning engineer. Here are some information I know. UCLA: pros The school has a better location and reputation. Stipend 31K/year. There are several professors do stuff in machine learning. Nice climate. cons The core requirements are too theoretical: Numerical Analysis, Applied ODE/PDE. Relatively weaker networks in Industry compared to Gatech. Gatech
  8. Some history grad programs list recent years' PhD graduates and what jobs they've ended up in. Is there an easier way to find out which history graduate programs have the best tenure-track job placement rates? Any sort of list or database that compiles this information?
  9. Hi everyone, This is my first post on the gradcafe site. I've read things here throughout the years but finally decided I have a question I can't find the answer to elsewhere! I am currently applying to grad (PhD) programs for Fall of 18 in Rhetoric or Communications with a focus in rhetoric. I am finishing up my applications, but I was really hoping to get more information on Michigan Technological University's PhD in Rhetoric, Theory, & Culture. I know I should just ask the program directly, but there are only so many questions I can send out before feeling like a nuisance. I am re
  10. Hi there, As a US citizen, with an undergrad in Psychology wanting to transition into the philosophy field, I have been considering distance-learning grad programs at: University of Edinburgh (Masters) http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&id=844 Birmingham University (Masters & PhD) http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/research/phil/philosophy.aspx My question regarding this is whether anyone knows whether or not these degrees would enable me to be hired as a professor here in the US, upon completion? My concer
  11. I have a question about MSW placements--I know this is going to vary hugely by placement and program, but would love to hear from people currently in an MSW or who have completed a program. How flexible are placement days/hours? I am a wedding photographer (this is how I finance my life & education). I need to book weddings during the school year--I can't just not work for 4 semesters. But I would have to travel for all the weddings, meaning I might miss some Fridays. If I have my placement on Friday, how flexible do you think it would be for me to make up those hours on a different day?
  12. I was just looking through this article and I was amazed at how low the placement rates were for most of the schools. Is there a reason for that? Are the jobs really not there or are there other factors? I guess what I'm asking is, "how do I avoid becoming a statistic?" I've heard that getting a library job or other related job while is school is a big plus. Is there anything else I can do to improve my chances of finding professional work after graduating? http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/careers/salaries/887215-305/placements__salaries_survey_2010.html.csp Thanks so much
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