Articles

"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

"Grad Students, Entrepreneurialism and Career Preparation" by James M. Van Wyck

James M. Van Wyck discusses the value of an entrepreneurial approach to the job search for current graduate students. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

"Paving a New (Metaphorical) Path to Success" by Julia McAnallen

Julia McAnallen suggests a new way of speaking about the widening horizons of the post-Ph.D. career path.

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 9:00pm

"OP-ED: Let's Prepare Graduate Students for Reality" by Leonard Cassuto

Leonard Cassuto advises graduate programs in the arts and sciences to make allegiances with on-campus career services offices as a means of preparing their students for the realities of the job market. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 8:45pm

"Transition Q & A: Will Deyamport" by Jennifer Polk

From Ph.D. to Life's Jennifer Polk asks Will Deyamport, III, who earned his Ed.D. in educational leadership from Capella University and is now an instructional technologist for Hattiesburg Public Schools, about his transition from graduate work to his current position. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 8:30pm

"We’re not Drop-outs, We’re Quitters. There’s a Difference!" by Phill Jones

Phill Jones of The Scholarly Kitchen discusses the difference between "dropping out" and "quitting" when it comes to transitioning out of academic research. 

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 11:30pm

"An Indirect Journey to Indirect Impact: From Math Major to Teaching Center Director" by Derek Bruff

Derek Bruff discusses how he extended and expanded his love of teaching through his transition from Math graduate student to Director of the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 11:00pm