Category Archives: Careers for PhDs

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,…

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…

Exploring Careers in Product Management

As a PhD exploring job opportunities outside of the academy, you have most likely heard the title  “Product Manager” tossed around – but what does it actually mean to be a product manager? Krista Duttenhaver Ratcliff, PhD, Senior Program Manager at Atlassian, tells us that it can mean so many different things, depending on the position, and…