Articles

"Transition Q & A: Lindy Ledohowski, CEO of an educational software company" by Jennifer Polk

Jennifer Polk interviews Lindy Ledohowski about her transition from tenure track professor to co-founder of EssayJack.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 8:00pm

"Beyond the Professoriate, 5/7/16" by Joseph Fruscione

Joseph Fruscione of The Consulting Editor discusses his transition from adjunct lecturer to freelance editor and consultant in this enlongated version of his talk at the Beyond the Professoriate Conference on 5/7/16.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 8:00pm

"Transition Q & A: Peter Konieczny" by Jennifer Polk

Jennifer Polk interviews Peter Konieczny who earned his MA in history and MLS from the University of Toronto and now works as the librarian at Oxford College and the editor of Medievalists.net and four other history websites

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 12:45pm

"5 Lessons Learned After Graduate School" by Sara Langworthy

Sara Langworthy discusses her five-year journey to settle into a career and re-build her sense of self after academia. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 12:30pm

"The First Steps to a Nonfaculty Job Search" by Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong

Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong discuss the importance of seeking out and utilizing the abundant resources that universities and academic conferences and professional organizations make available to graduate students. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 12:30pm

"Inside and Outside the Academy: Valuing and Preparing PhDs for Careers" by Jessica Edge and Daniel Munro

In this report Jessica Edge and Daniel Munro examine the employment opportunities and outcomes of PhD holders inside and outside academia, the state of professional skills development for PhD students, and examples of professional development initiatives in Canada and peer countries.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 12:30pm

"Can non-academic careers be plan A yet?" by Anne Krook

Anne Krook poses the question of whether or not non-academic careers can be shifted into a position of priority as an outcome of graduate training. 

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:15am

"Jailbreaking My Academic Career The life, times, and travels of one alternative-academic PhD" by Jessica Collier

Jessica Collier writes about her global travel experience and her path to becoming a successful freelance writer after completing her Ph.D. 

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:45am

"System Failures in Academia" by Erika Salomon

Erika Saloman writes about the lack of incentive that many tenured professors have for training the large percentage of students who will not go on to work in academia. 

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:45am

"How You End Up Leaving a Contingency Task Force" by Kelly J. Baker

Kelly J. Baker writes a personal piece on her experience as the head of a contingent labor task force at her university and the difficulties that she faced in this role as a non-tenured, non-tenure track individual. 

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 10:30am