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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,…

Your Passions Should Be Your North Star

Your Passions Should Be Your North Star

When leaving academia, there are many different paths you can take. Follow your passions and set your own priorities. Let these guide you as you launch your next great career. Rachel Carmen Ceasar, PhD Dr. Ceasar earned her PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of California-Berkeley. She is the founder of Culture of Health…

Finding Interesting & Fulfilling Work Beyond Academia

There are many reasons why people decide to leave academia. Make the decision that is right for you. (And you’ll still be able to have an awesome, rewarding, career!) Abby Bajuniemi, PhD Dr. Bajuniemi is a Research and Experience Design consultant with a PhD in applied linguistics, specializing in language acquisition and sociolinguistics. She translates…

Maybe You’ve Already Found Your Next Great Career

Exploring what we love about our side-hustles or part-time work can help us identify career paths that suit us as much, or more, than a faculty career. Danielle Barkley, PhD Dr. Barkley earned her PhD in English Literature from McGill University. She currently works as a career development educator at the University of British Columbia.…