After the PhD: Interview with
Lee Skallerup Bessette

Where do PhDs find work that leverages their education and skills? What is it about their careers they find so engaging? We’re finding out in our new video series, “After the PhD” – interviews with PhDs about their careers beyond the professoriate.

Lee Skallerup Bessette transitioned from a PhD in Comparative Literature into a career as a learning design specialist. She currently works at Georgetown University. What has she found surprises her the most about her career? She has found that she still gets to be an academic, read, and conduct research, and she feels fulfilled doing it.

We’ll be sharing more interviews in our “After the PhD” series in the coming weeks. Check back for more interviews with PhDs who have transitioned into fulfilling and exciting careers outside of academia.Interested in sharing your post-PhD career story? Get involved with Beyond the Professoriate!

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