Graduate Students

Ph.D.'s Spend Big Bucks Hunting for Academic Jobs,With No Guaranteed Results

Kelvin Ma for The Chronicle

Kavita Finn keeps her many rejection letters for university jobs well organized. She holds a Ph.D. from Oxford in English literature and has been looking for a job for four years. She has spent more than $2,000 on her search.
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Ph.D.'s are used to shelling out tens of thousands of dollars in the name of education. But earning the top graduate degree doesn't mean their spending has come to an end.

An industry designed to help aspiring academics manage the job-application...

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