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

"My favorite part of the weekend was getting to present my research interests in front of my fellow ACCESS colleagues and professors. After surviving the 2 minute presentation, I let out a big sigh of relief and appreciated receiving positive comments, especially from the professors. It gave me a great boost in confidence, knowing that I can present myself and what I love and doing very well in an intimidating (well not really, more of engaging!) atmosphere."
Miguel Ocampo