2015 Graduate and Professional Education Assembly

Resources and Bibliography

Web-Based Non-Academic Job Search Resources

Graduate and Professional Education Assembly

Versatile PhD

PhDs at Work

From PhD to Life

Beyond the Tenure Track

Beyond Academe

Re-envisioning the PhD

Carpe Careers

PhD in Progress

Comprehensive non-academic job search guide from Syracuse University

Building Effective Programs to Support PhD Students’ Career Success

Models of Preparing Future Professionals certificate program

Professional Skills Portfolio Program

Duke model for online APD

Models of PhD Internship programs

Professional Internship for PhD Students (PIPS)

Cornell Besternships

Johns Hopkins BME EDGE program

Duke PhD PLUS program

Models for graduate level field specific career course

Emerge Bioscience Career Preparation Workshops

Other Programming Tools

Graduate Training in the 21st Century (Media Commons)

Career Eco Virtual Career Fair

Building a Better Non-Academic Career Panel

Additional Reading on Non-Academic Career Exploration

General Resources

Gibbs, Kenneth D. Jr. and Griffin, Kimberly A.  What Do I Want to Be with My PhD?  The Roles of Personal Values and Structural Dynamics in Shaping the Career Interests of Recent Biomedical Science PhD Graduates.  CBE-Life Sciences Education.  Vol. 12, 711-723, Winter 2013.

Heaton, George R., Hill, Christopher T., and Windham, Patrick H.  Responses to Changing Conditions for Doctorate Recipients and Post-doctoral Researchers in the U.S.  (A report to NEDO)  March 2013.

Callaway, Ewen.  Life outside the lab: The ones who got away.  Nature 513, 20-22. September 4, 2014.

Council of Graduate Schools and Educational Testing Service. (2012).  Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers. Report from the Commission on Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.

June, Audrey Williams.  The Uncertain Future of Academic Work.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  July 21, 2014.

Cassuto, Leonard.  Time From Degree.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  February 9, 2015.

Stewart, Debra W.  Professional Development for Graduate Students: Reflections on the Demands, the Resources, and the Skills.  GradEdge, Council of Graduate Schools, Vol. 2, 7. August/September 2013.

Timm, Leonora A., Shintaku, Richard H., Dillinger, Teresa L., and Gibeling, Jeffery C.  Mentoring at Critical Transitions:  Faculty Professional Development to Promote the Success of Graduate Students.  GradEdge.  Council of Graduate Schools, Vol. 3, 8.  October 2014.

Allum, J.R., Kent, J.D. and McCarthy, M.T. (2014). Understanding PhD Career Pathways for Program Improvement : A CGS Report. Washington, DC: Council of Graduate Schools.

Cassuto, Leonard.  Changing the Ph.D.: a Tilt Toward Teaching.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  July 28, 2014.  

Patel, Vimal.  New Job on Campus: Expanding Ph.D. Career Options.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  January 12, 2015.

Patel, Vimal.  Tracking the Elusive Ph.D.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  January 22, 2015.

Smallwood, Scott.  Graduate Studies in Science Expand Beyond the Ph.D.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  April 6, 2001.

Patel, Vimal.  How to Make the Case for Graduate Education.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  December 5, 2014.

June, Audrey Williams.  Doctoral Degrees Increased Last Year, but Career Opportunities Remained Bleak.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  December 5, 2014.

NSF Graduate Education Forum.  What kinds of resources and experiences are most effective in making multiple career pathways tangible to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers?  November 19, 2014

Sinche, Melanie.  Essay on the Importance of Tracking Ph.D. Career Paths.  Inside Higher Ed.  October 27, 2014.

Castro, Fatimah Williams.  Help, My Grad Student Wants to Pursue a Nonacademic Career!  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 11, 2014.

Patel, Vimal.  Proposal to Offer Job-Friendly English Ph.D. Draws Criticism.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 15, 2014.

Cassuto, Leonard.  The MLA Tells It Like It Is.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  June 9, 2014.

McCook, Alison.  Rethinking PhDs.  Nature. Vol 472. Macmillan Publishers Limited. April 21, 2011.

Nature (editorial).  There is life after academia.  Nature. September 3, 2014.

Wolfman-Arent, Avi.  How Close is Too Close? Industry Courts Computer Scholars.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  August 11, 2014.

Patton, Stacey.  The Conferencegoer: What Some Faculty Really Think About Nonacademic Careers.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  July 8, 2014.  

Job Search Tips & Tools

To get grads jobs, humanities should reclaim skills.EAB Daily Briefing. March 13, 2015

Vick, Julie Miller and Furlong, Jennifer S. Hedging Your Bets. The Chronicle of Higher Education.  March 11, 2015.

Vick, Julie Miller and Furlong, Jennifer S.  Using Your Last Two (or More) Years Wisely. How to building your nonacademic profile while you’re working on finishing your Ph.D.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  July 9, 2014.

Castro, Fatimah Williams.  Networking Seems So Sleazy.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  October 29, 2014.

Castro, Fatimah Williams.  Straddling Two Worlds.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  January 27, 2015.

Keenan, Elizabeth.  Leaving Academia? It’s Time to Have “The Talk.”  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  April 9, 2014.

Patton, Stacey.  Between Postdoc and Job, a Whole Lot of Questions.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  July 30, 2014.

Patton, Stacey.  At AHA Meeting, Debate Over the Job Market—and Advice on Navigating It.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  January 8, 2015.

Leventhal-Weiner, Rachel.  Interviewing for an Alt-Ac Position.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  December 2, 2014.

Koenig, Rebecca.  Young Science Scholars Try Out Consulting As a Professional Plan B.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  September 16, 2014.  

Leventhal-Weiner, Rachel.  Don’t Fear the Resume.  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  August 26, 2014.