Free the Potential of the PhD Candidate and Tap into a Rich Talent Pool


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Have you ever received a job application from a PhD graduate and weren’t sure what to do with it? These applicants are often overlooked due to common misconceptions that prevent recruiters from tapping into a rich talent pool.

“What PhD candidates are looking for is that opportunity to prove themselves [and] learn some new things,” says Vay Cao,  founder of Free the PhD, a company dedicated to helping postgrads find jobs outside of academia. Having faced the struggle herself after receiving a PhD in neuroscience from Brown University, Cao now advocates for people looking to move beyond the classroom. “[I]t’s worth it to talk to the person and figure out what they bring to the…


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