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Episode 2 of Escape the Ivory Tower: tips for grad students

An interview with Susan Molnar, a graduate career counsellor at McGill University.


Welcome to Escape the Ivory Tower – the podcast about leaving academia.

Every month you can listen in as former academic Julie Clarenbach interviews academics who have left the tenure-track to pursue a non-academic career.

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Episode 2 - Susan Molnar

In this episode Julie interviews Susan Molnar, a graduate career counsellor at McGill University. They talk about the challenges that grad students face when looking for a non-academic job, how the process is different between academic and non-academic job searches, as well as what skills grad students have that they may not even know about. (Running time: 14:59 mins).


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In the context of non-academic jobs, it seems that not many people talk about is how many employers react to applicants with a PhD. Every time I tell someone I'm on the market looking for a government or private sector job, the immediate response is, "with a PhD, you'd be bored working for us!" Are non-academic jobs really an option?

Posted by Celina, Nov 30, 2011 3:31 PM

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