Articles

"From the Academy to the Ecclesia: Alt-Ac Convergence," by Ryan Cumming

Ryan Cumming writes about his transition from graduate school to his current position as director for hunger education with ELCA World Hunger, a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:00am

"some #altac advice," by Sarah Werner

Sarah Werner shares information from a talk that she gave for an alt-ac panel organized by Holly Dugan at George Washington University. 

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 1:00am

"Empowering Graduate Students" by HumWork

HumWork interviews faculty, staff, deans, and graduate students about what graduate student empowerment means to them, particularly in terms of professionalization.

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:30am

"Universities must prepare ECRs for life outside academia" by Contributor to Times Higher Education

Contributor to Times Higher Education writes about the need for universities to train their students to search for jobs outside of academia, as only 1/10 will end up working in academia. 

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:15am

"Reforming Doctoral Education, 1990 to 2015 Recent Initiatives and Future Prospects," A Report Submitted to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation by Robert Weisbuch and Leonard Cassuto with contributions by Peter Bruns, Johnnella Butler, and A.W. Strouse

A report comissioned by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to address the shortcomings of doctoral education programs. This report contains a great deal of cogent information for individuals who are interested in seeking careers outside of the academy. 

Monday, February 20, 2017 (All day)

"The Great Shame of Our Profession: How the Humanities Survive on Exploitation," by Kevin Birmingham

Kevin Birmingham links the employment crisis in the Humanities to professionalized, conformist academic output. 

Monday, February 20, 2017 (All day)

"From Homer to High Tech," by Michael Zimm

Michael Zimm, a recent Yale Classics Ph.D., writes about his transition from academia to the high tech sector. Zimm gives detailed information about his job hunt as well as a list of key lessons that he learned while conducting his non-academic job search. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 3:15pm

"7 Steps to a Good Interview," by Kent Smetters

Kent Smetters, Boettner Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania, writes about the importance of having an interview strategy, for both academic and non-academic positions, which conveys a graduate student's research in a more broadly accessible manner. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

"Upcoming PhD Career Panel Discussions," by The Versatile PhD

From 2/6/2017-2/10/2017 The Versatile PhD will be hosting career panel discussions with ABD's and recent PhD's who are currently hired in the career that they will be discussing. The humanities sessions will be focused on careers in think tanks, and may be of interest to any humanities students who are looking for careers outside of academia after concluding their doctoral studies.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 3:00pm

"Oh, The Things You Can Do!," by Melissa Dalgleish

Melissa Dalgleish, Professional and Career Development Specialist at The Hospital for Sick Children, discusses the importance of teaching graduate students to recognize the skill sets that they are developing through their graduate work, and to learn how to effectively present these skills to potentiatl employers outside of the academy.

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:45pm