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After the PhD: Interview with L. Maren Wood, PhD, and Jennifer Polk, PhD

https://vimeo.com/309669193https://vimeo.com/309668768 Connect with Maren on LinkedIn Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn Jennifer Polk, PhD, and Maren Wood, PhD, are the co-founders of Beyond the Professoriate. In these interviews, they share their perspectives on embarking on careers as entrepreneurs, starting a business, and how their career paths have really surprised them. Maren graduated from her PhD…

After the PhD: Interview with Doug Priest, PhD

Doug Priest has a PhD in Soviet History from Michigan State University. “By the time that I finished I had concluded that academic life wasn’t necessarily the direction I was going to go in anymore,” he says. Currently, he is the Digital Managing Editor at Townsquare Media. He manages online and digital content for five…

Instructional Design: A Rewarding Career for PhDs

Instructional Design: A Rewarding Career for PhDs

Combine your passion for teaching , learning, and tech, for a career in Instructional Design. Ashley Acosta-Fox, MA Acosta-Fox left her PhD program in Philosophy to pursue a career she loves in Instructional Design. She currently works as an Instructional Designer at Johns Hopkins University.  Ashley Acosta-Fox, MA Acosta-Fox left her PhD program in Philosophy…

Project Management: A Rewarding Career for PhDs

Project Management: A Rewarding Career for PhDs

As someone with an advanced degree, you have the skills to launch a rewarding career as a project manager. Nicolle Bourget, PhD Dr, Bourget earned her DSocSci (Doctor of Social Sciences) in communications and indigenous studies from Royal Roads University. She’s currently a project manager at University of the Fraser Valley. Nicolle Bourget, PhD Dr,…

Demystifying Teaching Documents for Academic Job Applications

We were fortunate to have Barbi Honeycutt, PhD, share her expertise on writing a teaching statements. This session was part of our ongoing Be a Professor series, returning in 2019. When you’re on the academic job market, one challenge you face is figuring out what the heck hiring committees are looking for when they ask…

After the PhD: Interview with LaNysha Adams, PhD

LaNysha Adams is a lover of language, data nerd, and a new mom! These days, she runs a coaching and consulting firm that she started in 2016. Edlinguist Solutions helps clients “map adaptable pathways from learning to empowerment.” They coach students and parents on major selection and degree completion, provide parents with the best options…

What Do You Want Out of Life?

Leaving academia gives you the freedom to explore what you really wanted out of life, and what success means to you. Adriana Bankston, PhD Dr. Bankston earned her PhD in Biochemistry, Cell and Developmental Biology from Emory University. She is currently a policy activist at the non-profit organization Future of Research.. Adriana Bankston, PhD Dr.…

Finding Fulfilment in Other Spaces

Finding fulfilment in ‘Other’ spaces

Often, the greatest contributor to success isn’t just recognizing a need but realizing that you are able to fill that need. Loriel Anderson, PhD Dr. Anderson earned her PhD in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Bristol. She is currently the Postgraduate Researcher Development Officer at the University of Bristol (UK). Loriel Anderson,…