PhD Career Exploration

Jobs Outside the Academy

If you are a doctoral candidate or a Master’s student contemplating doctoral studies, it is important to reflect on your goals with respect to your career.  If you know you will be pursuing a career outside of the academy or are just curious about your options, learning about the experiences of others is a great place to start.

Luckily, there are many resources already available to help you.  Doctoral candidates and even full-fledged PhDs and Postdocs who have made the transition out of the academy are particularly interested in helping to guide those who seek a similar path.  You can use the three PhD career resources below to begin your research.

If you decide that you are ready to begin the journey for yourself, try scheduling a meeting with a career coach to start putting the pieces in place for your own transition.