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The Versatile Ph.D.

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The Versatile Ph.D.: a new resource "to help graduate students identify, prepare for, and excel in possible non-academic careers."Have you been thinking about the next steps for your career? The Versatile Ph.D. is a new resource for graduate students interested in exploring non-academic career options. Their mission is "to help graduate students identify, prepare for, and excel in possible non-academic careers." The site includes content for humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields. While some content is free, Boston College has an institutional subscription to offer premium content to its graduate students.

Login to The Versatile Ph.D. website to gain access to the career finder as well as "real-life examples of Ph.D.s and ABDs who went into each of the careers portrayed: their stories, advice, inside information about their fields, even the actual resumes and cover letters they used to get their first post-academic jobs."

  • Info on careers and job listings outside academia for Ph.D.s, ABDs and MAs.
  • See authentic, successful resumes and cover letters that got a Ph.D. their first job outside academia.
  • Join a supportive web-based community where you can get advice from Ph.D.s and ABDs working outside the academy.
  • Completely confidential. No one at this or any university will know you are using this website unless you tell them.


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