This article presents the findings of a U.S. study showing that graduate students in the physical and natural sciences experience waning interest in academic careers over the course of their degree programs. The study's authors indicate the need to offer “broad-based career guidance and mentoring” at universities in the U.S, particularly in the sciences. The article cites the CGS-ETS Pathways Report, Pathways Through Graduate Education and Into Careers.
As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. Based in Washington, DC, the organization provides its members with regular updates and analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals and policies that affect graduate education.
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