Monthly Archives: March 2017

Things We Believe and Things That Are True | Interview with Paula Chambers

The academic cultural taboo around non-faculty careers persists despite decades of debate. One of the most powerful voices helping PhD students and postdocs see the many opportunities available to them is Dr. Paula Chambers, founder of The Versatile PhD. In this interview, Dr. Chambers offers three pieces of advice to help students embrace and prepare for careers beyond academia.

  1. Determine what is true
  2. Build your skills
  3. Count everything

If you have ever entertained the idea that your path might take you out of academia, keep reading.

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Beyond Academia | Five Conference Take-Aways

The fifth annual Beyond Academia career conference, held March 2-3, 2017 at UC Berkeley, offered a wealth of information, advice, and inspiration.

Hundreds of PhD students and postdocs gathered to explore a broad range of careers. The program included about 20 panels of PhDs working in non-faculty careers, a dozen workshops on career skills, and two keynote addresses.

Here are my five top take-aways from the conference.

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