socio aspirant Posted September 23, 2011 Share Posted September 23, 2011 Hi All - I am an aspiring sociology or communications PhD student. After working for several years, I've become far more sensitive to the realities of earning a living and I am obviously quite concerned about the likely difficulties of finding an academic job after graduation. I've thought a lot about being prepared to leverage my PhD for non-academic employment if necessary, but I have been warned that some admissions committees may be turned off by applicants who state they may not wish to become academics. Does anyone have any experience with or thoughts about this? On one hand, I think it's important to show that you are self-critical and realistic in your statement of purpose, but on the other hand I understand that many professors are interested in training PhDs who earn prestigious appointments after graduation. Most programs mention that some graduates find work in think tank, government, and nonprofit settings but I'm aware that this may not be the ideal result for the department. Thanks for your thoughts! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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