Studies commissioned by the National PFF Organization have shown the effectiveness of PFF. When alumni were asked whether PFF had helped them better understand and make informed choices about the options available for their academic careers, nearly all agreed that the program had been very important (DeNeef, 2002).
In another study (Wested and Abt, 2004), 98 percent of participant respondents said they would recommend PFF to peers interested in academic careers for the following reasons:
- PFF prepares graduate students for academic careers at diverse types of postsecondary institutions.
- The program helps graduate students make informed career choices, conduct productive job searches and achieve early career success.
- It provides professional development that does not negatively extend time-to-degree and encourages degree completion for some participants.