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What Can You Be with a Ph.D.?

Catharine Stimpson, dean of New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Science, and David Damrosch, professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia, discussed the broadening career options for doctoral students during a recent Career Exploration Day forum organized by Columbia and NYU.

Catharine Stimpson
 
Catharine Stimpson

Career Choices for Ph.D.'s Are Broadening
In the 20th century, the great movement in higher education was to make undergraduate studies a democratic movement by making it widely available, said Catharine Stimpson, dean of New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Science. She added that this has increasingly occurred with doctoral education, which has broadened the purpose of the doctorate in making career choices.

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David Damrosch
 
David Damrosch

Doctoral Students Encouraged to Consider Both Academic and Non-academic Careers
Columbia English and Comparative Literature Professor David Damrosch encouraged doctoral students to consider academic and non-academic jobs after they complete their degrees. He said pursuing both is "intellectually more productive" than looking solely within the academy.

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Shot: Feb 23, 2002
Published: Mar 28, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002