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The Versatile PhD

Ph.D. Students & Ph.D. Alumni! 

Check out The Versatile PhD, a new resource for Ph.D. students and alumni interested in exploring non-academic careers! The Versatile PhD is a web-based resource that you can access 24/7. It is convenient and completely confidential. Only registered members may read or post, and you are in control of your profile. The services include:

  • A thriving and supportive web-based community, allowing you to participate in discussions and network with actual “Versatile PhDs” (Ph.D.s and ABDs outside the academy)
  • A collection of compelling first-person narratives written by Ph.D.s, describing how they established their non-academic careers
  • Successful CV-to-resume conversions that resulted in a Ph.D. or ABD in humanities or social science getting hired into his or her first non-academic position
  • Archived panel discussions where Ph.D.s working in a given non-academic field describe their jobs and answer questions from members. 

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