Articles

"How Do I Talk About [Topic] On My Resume?", by Anne Krook

Anne Krook addresses some of the questions that arise as graduate students and PhDs build their non-academic resume.

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:30pm

"Advice for PhDs Seeking Non-Faculty Jobs", by Jennifer Polk

Jennifer Polk, a career coach and History PhD, interviews a number of PhDs in non-faculty careers on job-searching advice for graduate students and PhDs who consider an alt-ac career: "a job search is roughly the same for everyone.”

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:15pm

"5 Ways My PhD Left Me Unprepared For An Alt-Ac Career," by Joshua Kim

Joshua Kim enumerates and evaluates five different ways in which he feels his Ph.D. training left him unprepared for an alt-ac career. 

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 8:45pm

"Alt-Ac Careers: Academic Librarianship," by Regina Sierra Carter

Regina Sierra Carter, Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discusses her current employment as a Teaching and Learning Librarian at the University of Virginia.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 8:45pm

"Partners, Kids, and the Alt-Ac Life," by Joshua Kim

Joshua Kim discusses his experience of work/life balance in an alt-ac role as the spouse of a more "traditional" academic.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 8:30pm

"How to Talk to Your Adviser about Alt-Ac," by Alison Howard

Alison Howard, a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate Outreach Fellow at Career Services, writes about the process of talking to one's academic advisor about going alt-ac.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 8:30pm

"Going to enter the non-ac job market? What to do second: the interim job," by Anne Krook

Anne Krook discusses the value of an interim job for individuals who are entering the non-academic job market.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 11:30am

"Going to enter the non-academic job market? What to do first," by Anne Krook

Anne Krook articulates an initial plan for individuals who have decided to search for employment outside of academia. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 11:30am

"The Hardest Part of Starting a Business After a PhD," by Nick Blackbourn

Nick Blackbourn discusses the transferable skills that PhDs bring to creating and maintaining a small business.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 11:30am

"On Transitioning from Academia to Something Completely Different," by Susan Zakaib

Susan Zakaib writes about her first ten months working as a grant writer after receiving her PhD in History last spring.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 11:15am