“Succeeding Outside the Academy: Career Paths beyond the Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM,” ed. Joseph Fuscione and Kelly J. Bake

Filled with the experiences of PhDs who have left academia, this collection of essays offers advice, hope, and strategies for succeeding outside the academy. The essays offer firsthand accounts of the transition from professor to professional, along with practical advice to aid those who are considering this career change.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 3:30pm

"Aurora, Career Advice By PhDs, for PhDs," by Beyond the Professoriate

Beyond the Professoriate, an online career hub for graduate students and PhDs that offers resources for academic and professional careers, has recently launched the platform Aurora. Aurora offers two online programs for graduate students and PhDs looking to launch a professional career, in which students can explore career options, learn how to leverage their academic skills beyond the professoriate, and how to launch a successful non-faculty job search.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:30pm

The "Viva Survivors" Podcast

An alternative to text-based sources: Nathan Ryder interviews Ph. D.'s about their experiences, their projects, and their careers after finishing. He has been recording for four years and the content is well-produced and representative across the disciplines.

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 3:00pm

University of St. Andrews Career Center

For advice on searching outside the US, consider the University of St. Andrews' well-curated online resources. Their site explains trends in the market and provides detailed guides on building an alt-ac career in Britain.

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 2:45pm

Jobs on Toast

Chris Humphrey, a medievalist Ph. D., shares his personal and professional advice on the alt-ac market, on new books and debates in the area, and his preferred resources.

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 2:30pm

American Anthropological Association, Careers Portal

The American Anthropological Association's Career Center allows users to search for jobs, explore the academic and non-academic markets more broadly, and even network.

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 2:15pm

Versatile Ph. D.

"The Versatile Ph. D." site has free and subscription-based content for academics looking to move outside the academy. The site provides job listings categorized by applicable field, and other professional development services.

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 2:00pm