Tim Hopper of the Stigler Diet has a wonderful series about whether to do a PhD in a STEM field [Link]. In each blog post in the series, somesone (usually a PhD) shells out some advice. There is a good mix of academia and industry in his series. My post is here. Mine is the only post with a picture in it.
I read through some of the posts and they are delightful. I highly recommend Tim’s blog series to college seniors who are thinking about grad school.
Below is a slideshare presentation I put together for the VCU math club for seniors who were planning to apply to graduate programs.