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How to Decide Between an Academic and Nonacademic Career: A Series for Ph.D. Students

Ph.D.s work wherever smart people are needed. In today’s creative economy, a faculty career isn’t the only option for Ph.D.s who are seeking engaging and rewarding work. Ph.D.s work in every part of the economy – industry, nonprofits, higher education, and government.

But what career pathway will be right for YOU?

This special workshop series is designed to walk doctoral students, Ph.D.s and postdocs through a series of exercises to help them evaluate career options and identify next steps in building their career either as faculty or beyond the professoriate.

When: Every Wednesday in March from 12:00 to 12:30 pm.

Format: The virtual workshops include instruction, reflective prompts and exercises, and opportunities for participants to ask questions directly to the Beyond Prof team.

Who should attend: This series is uniquely designed for doctoral students, Ph.D.s, and postdocs from all academic disciplines who are wondering:

  • Is a faculty career path right for me?
  • What other career options are available to Ph.D.s in my discipline?
  • How to identify career pathways that are right for me?
  • What can I do with my Ph.D.?


Academic Job Search Series, Beyond subscription, Careers Beyond Academia, Professional Adaptability, Professional Development, Self Awareness