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After the PhD: Interview with Gabriela C. Monsalve, PhD

Where do PhDs find work that leverages their education and skills? We’re finding out in our new video series, After the PhD: Interviews with PhDs about their careers beyond the professoriate. Learn how Gabriela C. Monsalve transitioned from a doctorate in Biological Chemistry into a career in graduate student and postdoc services and administration. Career…

Transition Q & A: Libby Pier

Libby Pier earned her PhD in the Learning Sciences from the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is now the Research Manager at Education Analytics, a non-profit dedicated to providing rigorous, actionable data to help improve K-12 education in the US. Find her online at libbypier.com and on LinkedIn. What did you…

Transition Q & A: Scott Muir

Scott Muir earned his PhD at Duke University in Religious Studies. He’s now a Social Science Research Fellow at the National Humanities Alliance. He also teaches online at Western Carolina University. Find him online at nhalliance.org/staff. What did you hope for in terms of employment as you completed your PhD? Faculty job; also interviewed for…

We’ve Moved our Community + Giveaway!!

What can you expect from our move? We’ve moved the Community to Mighty Networks, and that means the website the Community will live on will look and feel very different. This will make the Community more awesome for our members. The community space will be easier to use, it will be easier to find information,…

After the PhD: Interview with Lee Skallerup Bessette, PhD

  Where do PhDs find work that leverages their education and skills? We’re finding out in our new video series, After the PhD: Interviews with PhDs about their careers beyond the professoriate. Learn how Lee Skallerup Bessette transitioned from a doctorate in Comparative Literature into a career as a learning specialist. Career advice for PhDs,…

Transition Q & A: Dominique Riviere

Dominique Riviere earned her PhD at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto in the field of Curriculum Studies. She now works at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto as the manager for the Grants and Operations team (formerly known as Studio Y). You can find her on LinkedIn, and…

How to Re-frame your Humanities PhD for the Non-Academic Job Market

Alfredo Cumerma is a Gilman Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches Spanish language and conducts research on Latin American culture and American foreign policy. Follow him on LinkedIn. As I navigate the channels of professionalization as a humanities PhD student, I sometimes find that outside of the ivory tower, people hold a negative perception…

What We Learned on Day 1 of the Conference

Hundreds of graduate students, postdocs, faculty members, and other PhDs attended Day 1 of the Online Career Conference for PhDs! The conference continues this weekend, featuring PhDs employed in the higher education, government, nonprofit, and private sectors. Register (if you haven’t yet) to access all session recordings, and to attend Day 2 live (if you want to). Day…