Jorge Cham tells graduate student Sarah Goodwin how and why he created PhD Comics, the comic strip about life as a graduate student. He also gives some advice on leaving the traditional academic career track to pursue new directions.
As a PhD student in engineering at Stanford, Jorge Cham submitted a comic strip about graduate student life to the university newspaper. This initial submission grew into PhD Comics. After a few years as an adjunct professor at the California Institute of Technology, Cham now pursues his career as a cartoonist full time. Continue Reading