Orientation for New Students
Orientation for incoming fall graduate students will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 from 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in Griffith Film Theater of the Bryan Center. Please consult the orientation schedule for details and other orientation week activities.
How Versatile Are You?
A Review and Discussion of So What Are You Going to Do With That? Finding Careers Outside Academia
(by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius)
In their book So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius—Ph.D.’s themselves—answer the question, “Can I find an appropriate and satisfying career in the .gov, .com or .org sector?” with a resounding “Yes!” This witty and accessible guide is full of concrete advice for anyone contemplating the jump from scholarship into sectors besides .edu.
Join a 2-part discussion of So What Are You Going to Do with That? Finding Careers Outside Academia. Free copies of the book will be available to the graduate students who participate in this two-part discussion.
Dates: Wednesdays June 23 and June 30
Time: 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.
Location: 201 Flowers Building
Discussion leader: Virginia Steinmetz, Director of Career Services, Duke Career Center
Register at http://dukegsread.eventbrite.com
Duke Graduate Students Are Invited to Subscribe to the Versatile PhD
The Versatile PhD Web site is the new and permanent home of a community formerly known as Work For Us (WRK4US), an e-mail discussion list founded by Paula Chambers in 1999. It was initially hosted on the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation’s Web site. For the last four years WRK4US has been hosted on the Duke Career Center’s Web site and managed as a Duke mailing list. WRK4US Guest Speaker Discussions have been funded by the Duke University Graduate School, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Duke University Career Center. The Versatile PhD’s mission is to help humanities and social science Ph.D.s develop and demonstrate their versatility as professionals.
Duke graduate students are invited to join the WRK4US community in its new home at versatilephd.com. Basic membership is free and confidential.