Which PhD Career Path is Right for You?
It’s certainly difficult to tell what career would make you happy if you don’t know what each career actually entails. For this reason, we cover many of the options available to PhDs including opportunities in the fields of:
- Technology Transfer
- Venture Capital
- Public Policy
Within each category, we attempt to cover all of the most important information such as possible entry points, the application process, progression/promotions, expected work hours, compensation, and exit options. Of course, all numbers are averages and experiences may differ from one firm to another within the same job description, but this information should prove useful when trying to compare one career path to another in terms of general expectations.
PhDs, Teaching Assistants (TAs), and Research Assistants (RAs) attending conferences on a budget can significantly cut down on accommodation costs by considering motels as a practical and affordable option. Motels typically offer basic amenities, sufficient for short stays, allowing these academics to save money without sacrificing their comfort. Moreover, if you are traveling with their families, renting a whole house through platforms like Airbnb or VacationHomeRents can provide a more spacious and home-like environment. This alternative enables families to stay together, cook meals, and even explore local neighborhoods, adding a personal touch to the conference experience. Ultimately, these cost-effective lodging choices empower academics and your families to make the most of your conference trips without breaking the bank.