Converting Your Academic CV to a Non-academic Résume

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 this March, our conference Keynote speaker, Susan Basalla May, gave tips on successfully transitioning from a PhD to nonacademic careers and warned attendees of the tedious process of converting …

Teamwork and leadership – Part 2

An interview with Vibeke Broe, the PhD career consultant of Aarhus University (https://www.linkedin.com/in/vibeke-broe-2b70b24)   To read Part 1 of the interview, click here!   BA: What, exactly, does it mean to be a skilled leader? When should doctoral students highlight their leadership experience? Vibeke: The importance of leadership skills depends on the position you are applying to. Leadership skills—like willingness to debate, taking responsibility, influencing/motivating others, selling your ideas, and understanding what is needed to …

Teamwork and leadership – Part 1

An interview with Vibeke Broe, the PhD career consultant of Aarhus University (https://www.linkedin.com/in/vibeke-broe-2b70b24)   Last Thursday afternoon was an unremarkable December afternoon in Denmark with light drizzle accompanied by piercing wind. While enjoying a cup of coffee with butter cookies, Beyond Academia chatted with Vibeke Broe, one of the PhD career consultants at Aarhus University.   Vibeke studied English at Aalborg University and communication studies at the University of York. She has been working as …

Guest Post: Finishing up the PhD!

This week’s guest post is from the Women in Science (WIS) group in the Integrative Biology department at UC Berkeley. At the beginning of this month, they had a panel discussion on everything you need to know about finishing, filing, etc. Below are the minutes from the panel, with useful advice for everyone.