You can’t climb a ladder that’s run out of rungs

PhD-career-ladder

As intelligent people we’re expected to do well. It’s actually fantastic that we have such a supportive network around us: all the people who care about us and take an interest in our success. When we were starting out, they set high expectations for us. They created the conditions to Continue reading

Listen to Chris on GradSquare Radio!

GradSquare Radio

How did I go from a PhD in Medieval Studies, to a project manager in financial services? Find out in Episode 24 of GradSquare Radio, where Marco interviews me about my academic background and my transition into a business career. GradSquare Radio offers a range of fantastic interviews with former researchers and other Continue reading

A PhD is a fixed-term job, not a passport to a professorship

You need to be realistic and honest with yourself about what a PhD is, in pure employment terms. If you’re funded, you’re receiving a salary for X number of years, to produce a given output (your dissertation). Therefore a PhD is what employers call a ‘fixed-term position’: a role that Continue reading