Versatile PhD

Versatile PhD

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The Versatile PhD


The Graduate Center subscribes to the Versatile PhD, a terrific website for doctoral students considering careers outside of the traditional tenure-track path:

“The Versatile PhD mission is to help humanities and social science (and STEM as of July 2013) graduate students identify and prepare for possible non-academic careers. We want them to be informed about academic employment realities, educated about non-academic career options, and supported towards a wide range of careers, so that in the end, they have choices. The key concept here is versatility: the ability to apply their skills and interests in a wide variety of fields.” – From the Versatile Ph.D. website

The site includes an email discussion list where you can post your questions about working outside academe. In the premium content section, you will find profiles of Ph.D.’s who have put their skills to use in a wide range of sectors, discussion content about specific careers, job listings, and sample cover letters and resumes (as well as the CV’s they were converted from) from Ph.D.’s who have found non-academic positions.



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