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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.?

This webinar is part of the Professional Development Series and is available to students through The Graduate School's subscription to Beyond the Professoriate.


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