From PhD to Life
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.
Learn more about various office designs, potential meeting frequency, whether electronics are provided, as well as how much travel could be involved in a non-academic workplace.
Jennifer Polk and Maren Wood want faculty, students and administrators to be careful when they interpret the data found in the 10,000 PhDs report.
What to expect in a non-academic workplace when it comes to dress code, vacation time, work hours and hierarchy.
How to transition between the often individualistic world of academic success and the collaborative dynamics of modern industry.
This is a guest post by Raj Dhiman, PhD, who works as an inside sales manager (small business) at Rogers Communication. Unemployment hurts. Plain and simple. I experienced it when I left academia about five years ago. I was PhD in hand and applying for the “obvious” jobs: assistant professor, research scientist, postdoc. No luck. […]
Today, the civil service is lean, constantly under pressure to deliver high-quality results while keeping departmental budgets low.
Kara Brisson-Boivin created a program at Carleton University that plants the seeds of career transition early in the PhD process by weaving it into the curriculum, as well as professional development training.
Guest writer Jessica Hartshorn says conferences can, and should, be a place to add to your reputation and develop name recognition.
The more open universities are about where their PhDs are getting jobs, the better equipped current students are to forge their own career paths.