Sabine Hikel defended her doctoral dissertation on a Friday and started her non-academic job the following Monday. Three years later, she's happy to be writing, researching, podcasting and sometimes producing radio.
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April 12, 2010
Kerry Ann Rockquemore writes about the danger of fighting everything and of the danger of never expressing legitimate frustrations.
April 9, 2010
There are ways to phase in a move from higher ed to another kind of employment, writes Sabine Hikel.
March 5, 2010
When changing careers, remember that your dream position may not come for a few years, writes Sabine Hikel.
February 10, 2010
In December, Inside Higher Ed graciously brought me down to the Modern Language Association conference in Philadelphia to meet with grad students about non-academic careers. On the flight from Toronto, I busied myself with reading a book called Women, Work and the Art of Savoir Faire. No, this was not an attempt to distinguish myself from my other MLA-bound passengers who had their noses in Cixous and Keats. It was something I picked up at the airport in the hopes that it might have some nuggets of wisdom that I could use at this stage in my own career.
December 14, 2009
You can rely on the research skills you've learned as a scholar to navigate a new career path, writes Sabine Hikel.
November 20, 2009
Think you don't know anyone outside higher ed who can help your job search? Sabine Hikel says you do.
November 11, 2009
Did you hear the one about the humanities Ph.D.?
September 28, 2009
You can finish your dissertation and also get ready for non-academic careers, writes Sabine Hikel.
September 2, 2009
Sabine Hikel offers a guide to online networking for the post-academic.
August 14, 2009
Your dissertation topic doesn't need to frame your job search, writes Sabine Hikel.