Articles

"Transition Q & A: Chris Humphrey" by Jennifer Polk

Academic, Career, and Life Coach, and founder of FromPh.D.toLife.com Jennifer Polk interviews Medieval Studies Ph.D. turned project manager at Triodos Bank, Chris Humphrey about his transition from academia to working at an ethical and sustainable bank. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 11:00pm

"Life After Academe: My Blazer Is a Cardigan" by Jocelyn Dawson

Jocelyn Dawson discusses her transition from Comparative Literature Ph.D. student to manager of journals marketing at an academic press.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:00pm

“Ph.D.s Embrace Alternative Dissertations. The Job Market May Not” by Vimal Patel

Vimal Patel discusses the growing acceptance of “non-traditional” dissertation projects in academe in the context of a job market that still tends to use the book length monograph as its standard for dissertations.

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 3:30pm

“Me and My Shadow CV” by Devoney Looser

Looser writes about the importance of acknowledging one’s “shadow” CV or, the fact that for every acceptance and every achievement in academe there are many rejections and failures. 

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 3:30pm

“Long Distance Networking” by Melanie Nelson

Nelson discusses setting up a network to assist you in your job search when you don’t live in a hub for your industry of choice. 

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 3:30pm

“Taking Risks is Key to a Successful Career Change” by Jennifer Polk

Polk writes about the importance of taking risks, especially small ones, in the course of changing one’s career path.

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 3:30pm

"Playing on Both Teams Winning on One: Finding and Adjusting to an Alt-ac Job and Getting Over ‘Failure’" by Brian Croxall

Brian Croxall outlines his path to becoming a Digital Humanities Strategist at Emory University.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 9:45pm

"The Alt-Ac Job Search: A Case Study" by Leonard Cassuto

Leonard Cassuto tells the story of Patricia Gael and Robert D. Hume and the expansive approach that they took to career advising while Gael was doing her Ph.D. at Penn State. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 9:45pm

"Get at PhD But Leave Academia as Soon as You Graduate" by Allison Schrager

Allison Schrager explains how finding a career outside of academia deepened her love for the study of economics.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 9:45pm

"Just Look at the Data If You Can Find Any" by William Pannapacker

William Pannapacker advocates for a "Graduate School Placement Project" that would make a publicly accessible record of career outcomes of graduate students. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 9:45pm