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Episode 1 of Escape the Ivory Tower: from prof to project officer

The podcast about leaving academia.


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.

Episode 1 – Stephanie Roy

In this episode Julie interviews Stephanie Roy, a former prof who decided to become a project officer at the University of Toronto. Why did Stephanie decide to switch careers? (Running time: 11:26 mins).


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  1. Tracy Crowe Morey / October 27, 2011 at 21:04

    This was a great podcast. I can’t wait for the next one. When can we expect it? I am also an academic looking to transition to the ‘outside world’ from Spanish Literature. I am considering using a career coach but I find your podcast to be very insightful as well as uplifting. Thanks again!

  2. ABD / November 4, 2011 at 12:40

    Thanks so much for this great podcast!! Looking forward to the next one….

  3. Flavia / March 24, 2013 at 23:26

    I can’t believe it ! it’s like listen exactly what I am experiencing and dealing with right now! Listening to Stephanie makes me feel not alone, not wrong in choosing ESCAPE after conclude my Post-doc at University Health Network! It sort of opened my eyes.

    many thanks

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