Alt-Ac Careers

Alt-Ac Careers
July 23, 2020

Karin Johnson offers a graduate student’s insight into how she had the conversation with her adviser -- and how it went.

June 15, 2020

The skills you’ve learned are vital, but so is the actual subject-matter expertise you’ve gained, argues Dan Moseson.

February 13, 2020

Brady Smith describes the benefits of a career that wasn't the one he'd planned.

December 3, 2019

Departments and professional societies have begun to consider what it means to find jobs for Ph.D.s outside academe, writes Zeb Larson, but the options frequently presented are unnecessarily limited.

November 6, 2019

William Casement found his Ph.D. and intellectual bent were assets to be parlayed in the outside world rather than a cross to bear.

March 27, 2019

Jennifer Polk and L. Maren Wood suggest three ways to rebrand yourself for a nonacademic career.

January 16, 2019

Beth Godbee shares three responses that surprised her when she announced her decision to depart higher ed.

January 8, 2019

Faculty members can better advise students about career options by interviewing people in higher education -- and they don't even have to leave their campuses to do it, write Jennifer Polk and L. Maren Wood.

November 21, 2018

Faculty advisers should have frank conversations with their students about long-term plans from the moment those students arrive on the campus, writes Zeb Larson.

September 17, 2018

Adriana Bankston encourages early career scientists to seek opportunities to benefit society beyond academe.

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