We invite you to attend a workshop that brings together graduate students and postdoctoral associates from across the University of Nebraska to discuss “Life After Grad School.”
With more Ph.D. graduates in the U.S. than jobs available in academia, many graduate students and postdocs will need to consider alternative careers. The conference will help participants identify, develop, and articulate the transferability of key skills throughout their academic study to help them find their place in today’s job market.
The truth about the academic job market
Tips on how to use VersatilePhD.com
Fresh hope about your own surprisingly diverse career prospects
Hands-on workshop on identifying your transferable skills and describing them in language employers will understand
Paula Chambers was dissertating in English at Ohio State in 1999 when she started the first ever listserv on nonacademic careers for humanities PhDs. The listserv grew and became a leading national resource. In 2010, she transformed it into Versatile PhD, a web-based career education service for doctoral students and new PhDs interested in nonacademic careers. Today, with over 70 institutional subscribers and nearly 60,000 individual members, Versatile PhD now serves all of the research disciplines: humanities, social science and STEM.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
You are welcome to attend an afternoon session from 1:00-5:00 p.m. for graduate faculty that includes: A discussion by Dr. Chambers about how faculty can mentor students for non-academic careers, and a presentation given by Dr. Suzanne Ortega, President of the Council of Graduate Schools. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about this topic for those students considering academic careers.