BEYOND THE PROFESSORIATE
“The traits and abilities which make medical science liaisons successful are the same that make a successful doctoral or postdoctoral scientist,” says the founder of Meristem Health.
In addition to how-to workshops and panel discussions, this year’s career education conference will include a series of career spotlights from PhDs working in a variety of fields.
Helium‘s approach is to interview guests from both inside and outside academia to help early career researchers make choices strategically, rather than reactively.
A successful career transition starts with an adviser who’s supportive, encouraging, and open to different ways of defining professional victory.
While individual initiative is vital, a larger cultural shift is needed.
Aurora is designed to help students explore career options and learn strategies they need to find non-faculty careers.
What has and hasn’t worked at institutions that support career development and professionalization.
No one book can cover everything a job seeker might find useful to know, but with that in mind, Parachute is an excellent resource for anyone seeking employment outside academia.
Moving from a PhD in religious studies to working at a teaching and learning centre has sparked an interest in communications and marketing for Dr. Muravchick.
Conferences are a great space to expand your network of higher-ed contacts.
As pioneers in building careers that use their experience as scholars and teachers, former academics can show you what is possible.
Helen Kang earned her PhD in sociology, with a focus on medical sociology and history, from Simon Fraser University. She is now a self-employed consultant who specializes in health-care communication. Find her online on LinkedIn and at helenkang.ca. What did you hope for in terms of employment as you completed your PhD? I was very […]
The degree will probably not get you the job, but hiring managers will recognize that you have critical thinking and project management skills, says one panelist.
Victoria Abboud, PhD, holds a bachelor of science and honours bachelor of arts degrees from the University of Windsor. She earned MA and PhD degrees in English literary and cultural studies (minor in rhetoric and composition) at Wayne State University. While completing her doctorate, and after seven years of contract teaching, Victoria secured a full-time teaching […]
Precarity is a staple of our professional culture, and once we understand the challenges, we can develop strategies for overcoming them.
By using the internet in an intentional way, you’ll be empowered to conduct an effective, less stressful job search.
Read part 3 in our series on what to expect when working beyond the professoriate.
We think all PhD students would benefit from attending, and that includes individuals who are committed to securing an academic position after graduation.
Lindy Ledohowski has a PhD in English, and is co-founder and CEO of EssayJack Inc., an educational start-up company. She was previously a tenure-track professor of English at the University of Waterloo. Lindy wrote a Transition Q & A in May 2016. Read that here. Connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter @DoctorLindy, […]
Follow how Jared started his career in academe, left to work in the public service and then came back to work as a professor.