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Ep. 1: “To postdoc or not to postdoc?” Featuring Dr. Jennifer Polk

By February 14, 2024February 28th, 2024No Comments


In this episode, Drs. Nicole Quinn and Brenda Raud chat with Dr. Jennifer Polk, a career coach, educator, and recognized expert in careers for graduate students and PhDs. They discuss the big question facing many academics, “to postdoc or not to postdoc?”, and key questions to consider when making the decision. Dr. Polk, who runs the website From PhD to Life, talks about how to find your niche, the nature of postdoctoral positions, and alternatives to traditional academic career paths.

Image courtesy of Dr. Jennifer Polk