Grad Career Articles

Selected Graduate Student Career Development Journal Articles

  • Brandt et al. (2020). Measuring effects of trainee professional development on research productivity: A cross-institutional meta-analysis. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.28.316422

  • Curtin, N. Stewart, A. J., & Ostrove, J. M. (2013). Fostering academic self-concept: Advisor support and sense of belonging among international and domestic graduate students. American Educational Research Journal, 50(1), 108-137. https://doi.org/10.3102/0002831212446662

  • Curtin, N., Malley, J., & Stewart, A. J. (2016). Mentoring the next generation of faculty: Supporting academic career aspirations among doctoral students. Research in Higher Education, 57(6), 714-738. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11162-015-9403-x

  • Fuhrmann, C. N. (2016). Enhancing graduate and postdoctoral education to create a sustainable biomedical workforce. Human Gene Therapy, 27(11), 871–879. https://doi.org/10.1089/hum.2016.154

  • Fuhrmann, C. N., Halme, D. G., O’Sullivan, P. S., & Lindstaedt, B. (2011). Improving graduate education to support a branching career pipeline: Recommendations based on a survey of doctoral students in the basic biomedical sciences. CBE— Life Sciences Education, 10(3), 239–249. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.11-02-0013

  • Gaule, P., & Piacentinic, M. (2018). An advisor like me? Advisor gender and post-graduate careers in science. Research Policy, 47(4), 805-813. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.02.011

  • Gibbs, K. D., & Griffin, K. A. (2013). What do I want to be with my PhD? The roles of personal values and structural dynamics in shaping the career interests of recent biomedical science PhD graduates. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 12(4), 711–723. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.13-02-0021

  • Heflinger, C. A. & Doykos, B. (2016). Paving the pathway: Exploring student perceptions of professional development preparation in doctoral education. Innovative Higher Education, 41(4),343–358. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10755-016-9356-9

  • Hilmer, M. J., Hilmer, C. E. (2007). Dissertation advisors and initial job placements for economics PhD recipients. Applied Economics Letters, 14 (5), 311-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504850500426293

  • Larson, R., Ghaffarzadegan, N., & Xue, Y. (2014). Too many PhD graduates or too few academic job openings: The basic reproductive number R0 in academia. Syst Res Behav Sci., 31(6), 745–750. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2210

  • Ostrove, J. M., Stewart, A. J., & Curtin, N. L. (2011). Social class and belonging: Implications for graduate students’ career aspirations. Journal of Higher Education, 82(6), 748–774. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2011.11777226

  • Pain, E. (2017). Ph.D. students face significant mental health challenges. American Association for the Advancement of Science. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.caredit.a1700028

  • Roach, M. & Sauermann, H. (2010). A taste for science? PhD scientists' academic orientation and self-selection into research careers in industry. Research Policy, 39(3), 422-434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2010.01.004

  • Roach, M., & Sauermann, H. (2017). The declining interest in an academic career. PLoS ONE 12(9): e0184130. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184130

  • Sauermann, H. & Roach, M. (2012). Science PhD career preferences: Levels, changes, and advisor encouragement. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36307. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0036307

  • Seo, G., Ahn, J., Huang, W., Makela, J. P., Yeo, H. T. (2020). Pursuing careers inside or outside academia? Factors associated with doctoral students’ career decision making. Journal of Career Development. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894845320907968

  • Seo, G., Hedayati Mehdiabadi, A., & Huang, W. (2017) Identifying core competencies to advance female professors’ careers: An exploratory study in United States academia, Journal of Further and Higher Education, 41(6), 741-759. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2016.1177167

  • Sinche, M., Layton, R. L., Brandt, P. D., O’Connell, A. B., Hall, J. D., Freeman, A.M., Harrell, J. R., Cook, J. G., Brennwald, P. J. (2017). An evidence-based evaluation of transferrable skills and job satisfaction for science PhDs. PLoS ONE, 12(9), e0185023. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0185023

  • St. Clair R, Hutto T, MacBeth C, Newstetter W, McCarty NA, Melkers J (2017). The "new normal": Adapting doctoral trainee career preparation for broad career paths in science. PLoS ONE, 12(7): e0181294. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181294

  • Thiry, H., Laursen, S. L., & Loshbaugh, H. G. (2015). “How do I get from here to there?” An examination of Ph.D. science students’ career preparation and decision making. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 10, 237–256. Retrieved from http://ijds.org/Volume10/IJDSv10p237-256Thiry0925.pdf

  • Waaijer, C. J. F. (2017). Perceived career prospects and their influence on the sector of employment of recent PhD graduates. Science and Public Policy, 44(1), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scw007