OPTIONS: Enriching career development for engineering PhDs and postdoctoral fellows

All professors have a PhD, but in engineering only one in four PhDs become professors. A new program — led by U of T Engineering’s Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead) and the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies — is helping PhD students and postdoctoral fellows prepare for careers outside academia, from industry research and development to government policy.

Applications for The OPTIONS (Opportunities for PhDs: Transitions, Industry Options, Networking and Skills) Program are open as of Monday, August 28th. Over the next four months, participants will learn more about job market conditions, hone strategies to prepare for applications and interviews, and develop new competencies to bring to the marketplace.

This story was originally posted on U of T Engineering News. Read the entire story here!

– Tyler Irving