A conversation with Jen Polk, History PhD, a career coach and business owner (Part 1)

Aug 01

by Vael Gates Jen Polk, PhD, graduated with a degree in history from the University of Toronto before going on to launch a career as a career coach and co-founder of Beyond the Professoriate. Cheerful and down-to-earth, she

Interview with psychologist Dr. Christine Chang, Counseling Psychology PhD

Jul 11

by Vael Gates A sunny afternoon in May, I sat down with Dr. Christine Chang, who is a licensed psychologist in Berkeley. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago: starting with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at National Taiwan University, she immigrated to the

Converting Your Academic CV to a Non-academic Résume

May 23

One of the most popular workshops organized by Beyond Academia every year focuses on how a PhD can convert their academic CV to a non-academic resume.  It is not always easy to highlight all the transferable skills acquired during your PhD in a very condensed format. Earlier

What can you do with a Humanities PhD? Takeaways from “Inside Dope: Life as a Humanist”

Apr 18

by Vael Gates, Alicia Roy, David Bratt, and Cécile Fortuny

On April 6th, current and past PhD students in the humanities gathered to hear and share advice about career trajectories. This was the second year of “Inside Dope: Life as a Humanist“, an event organized by


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