After ACCESS

What can you do with a PhD?

The decision to pursue a PhD is an important one, and not one to be made lightly or without consideration. Doctoral study and research can take an average of five and a half years to complete, and requires consistent focus and hard work; it's not for everyone.

That said, the rewards of a PhD are considerable. Doctoral work itself is an exciting and positive experience and opens doors to otherwise unavailable career possibilities. A PhD prepares you for strong roles in academia and research, but also broadens your knowledge and competence to be a leader in business and other areas.

For more information on life as a PhD, go to About.com: Why get a Chemistry PhD http://chemistry.about.com/od/careerdevelopment/a/why-get-phd.htm

Science Magazine: Should I do a PhD? http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2007_09_14/caredit_a0700130

"I really had no idea what grad school was all about, and thought of myself as somehow inadequate when it came to the next level of learning. Those thoughts were squashed after being in the ACCESS program. I am now looking into going grad school and pursuing my dream of always being a teacher."
Bethany Klemetsrud