“Students should think more broadly about what a PhD could prepare them
for. We should start selling a PhD as higher level education
but not one that necessarily points you down a tunnel…We should not see
moving out of academia as a failure. We need to see it as a stepping
stone, a way of moving forward to something else.”
-Stephen Curry, professor of structural biology at Imperial College London, quoted in Times Higher Education in ‘Postdoctoral scientists urged to spread their wings’. Click the link to read the full article and a rather lively discussion in the comments section about that statement.