Lots of people go to "grad school" to get a job in "industry", where industry might include business (MBA), medicine (MD), and law (JD). Even many who are pursuing a PhD want an industry job afterwards. Are questions about how to use grad school to prepare for an industry job on topic? Has this been discussed already?

  • faq of Workplace SE states that "Questions should be about problems you are encountering or have encountered in the workplace, and not the learning/applying of specific job functions." Please see workplace.stackexchange.com/faq
    – Nobody
    Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 9:34
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    @scaaahu I removed the comment about workplace.sx. Clearly they are not the right place.
    – StrongBad
    Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 10:03

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I believe that such questions are on-topic. However, remember the general principle that your question should not be specific to you: make sure that your formulation allows other people to benefit from your answer. If you have any doubts, you could post a sample version of your question here before sending it to the main board. . . .

  • I agree. I think academia.SE is likely to be one of the best places to find answers for these questions.
    – Dan C
    Commented Aug 6, 2012 at 3:05

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