June 11, 2012
Where Did Your Graduate Students End Up? LinkedIn Knows
Laura Segall for The Chronicle
It started with a question, "Where are all the Ph.D.'s?"
Karen L. Klomparens, dean of the graduate school at Michigan State University, wanted to find out where 3,000 doctoral students who had graduated in the last 20 years were living and working. Knowing what kinds of jobs students are getting, she says, would help her learn more about how well the university's graduate programs are teaching students the professional skills they actually need.
Sheila Tobias had a similar