Alt-Ac Careers

Alt-Ac Careers
February 13, 2020

Brady Smith describes the benefits of a career that wasn't the one he'd planned.

December 3, 2019

Departments and professional societies have begun to consider what it means to find jobs for Ph.D.s outside academe, writes Zeb Larson, but the options frequently presented are unnecessarily limited.

November 6, 2019

William Casement found his Ph.D. and intellectual bent were assets to be parlayed in the outside world rather than a cross to bear.

March 27, 2019

Jennifer Polk and L. Maren Wood suggest three ways to rebrand yourself for a nonacademic career.

January 16, 2019

Beth Godbee shares three responses that surprised her when she announced her decision to depart higher ed.

January 8, 2019

Faculty members can better advise students about career options by interviewing people in higher education -- and they don't even have to leave their campuses to do it, write Jennifer Polk and L. Maren Wood.

November 21, 2018

Faculty advisers should have frank conversations with their students about long-term plans from the moment those students arrive on the campus, writes Zeb Larson.

September 17, 2018

Adriana Bankston encourages early career scientists to seek opportunities to benefit society beyond academe.

August 8, 2018

Jennifer Polk and L. Maren Wood give advice for how to use your time in grad school to explore career options and gain experience.

June 13, 2018

Jennifer Moon shares her reflections on quit lit and the academic draft -- and how she has no regrets about leaving higher ed after gaining her Ph.D.


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