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Planning the post-HDS path

Dwyer, Angela E. (2008) Planning the post-HDS path. Nexus : Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association.

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Abstract

At one point or another, every postgraduate student ponders the post-HDS (higher degree study) path. Some think about this intensively, planning every step of their path so when they do finally finish our higher degree, they have a clear sense of what the next step will be. Others undertake higher degree research with the intended purpose of gaining a significant promotion in their employment. If you are anything like me, neither of these options fit. When I graduated with my PhD, I had thought a little about post-HDS options but not too much. And I had certainly not considered this early in my studies. There were so many things to consider in deciding which path was best for me (as well as for my family). The main issue to consider, of course, was what the options actually were. In our final instalment in our discussions of postgraduate issues, I will engage with three of the main pathways and the key issues and things to think about that are associated with these pathways.

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ID Code: 20669
Item Type: Other
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Keywords: higher degree study, postgraduate, planning, careers, postdoctoral fellowships
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology not elsewhere classified (160899)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 The Australian Sociological Association
Deposited On: 26 May 2009 10:42
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2014 07:35

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