Articles

"To Explore Career Options, Try This Autobiographical Exercise," by Liz Koblyk

Liz Koblyk outlines a mode of autobiographical sketching, initially developed by her colleagues Laurie Barlow and Debbie Nifakis, to assist graduate students in realizing the skills that they can bring to a range of non-academic or alt-academic professions. 

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

"'Leaving Without Leaving': Using Your Grad Student Cred in the Student Services World," by Jesse Hausler

Jessie Hausler writes about her transition from her English M.A. program to a career in student support services as an admissions specialist in the financial aid office of a community college. 

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:45pm

"Reimagining Graduate Assistantships for Alt-Ac Careers," by Jessica A. Hutchins

Jessica A. Hutchins argues for embedding training within Ph.D. programs to prepare students for a wider swath of career choices upon graduation. 

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:30pm

"Reimagining Graduate Scholarship: The Emergence of Paid Internships," by Parfait Kouacou

Parfait Kouacou discusses the Altfest Graduate Internship Program, recently launched at CUNY Graduate Center, and other internship programs (such as University of Miami's Graduate Opportunities at Work (UGrow)) that are emerging to address the need to prepare graduate students for a wider range of career opportunities after graduation. 

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 7:30pm

"Finding Your Passion" by Jenna L. Dell

Jenna L. Dell, Ed.D. and M.S. in higher ed leadership from the University of Rochester and now overseer of higher ed partnerships for Service Year Alliance, writes about finding one's passion in this article from her blog, EduKate.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 8:15pm

"Alt-Ac: How to Create a LinkedIn Profile in 5 Easy Steps" from Academic EQ

Academic EQ breaks down the process of creating a LinkedIn profile that translates aspects of academic training into valuable assets for non-academic employers. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 8:00pm

"3 Keys to Painlessly Convert Your CV to a Resume," by Fatimah Williams Castro

Founder & CEO at Beyond the Tenure Track, Fatimah Williams Castro, simplifies the process of converting an academic C.V. to a resume. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 8:00pm

"Purging my Scholarly Memorabilia," by Emily Mace

In this article Emily Mace, a Ph.D. in Religion who now works as Chicago Digital Humanities Coordinator at Lake Forest College, discusses the process of re-organizing her books during her transition to an alt-ac career. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 7:45pm

"15 Minutes to Develop Your Research Career," a podcast series by Taylor and Francis and Vitae

A new podcast series in which publisher Taylor and Francis and Vitae, an international program that supports professional development for researchers, dicuss various avenues for developing one's research career. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

"Is Alt-Ac for you?" from The Philosophy Smoker blog

A lively comments thread on the question: "Is Alt-ac for you?" From the Philosophy Smoker blog.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 8:15pm