When things get tough, people tell you to stick it out, persevere. But sometimes quitting is the smart thing to do.
A Q&A with Kelly J. Baker: “Academic notions of success are remarkably narrow, and the world around us has more possibilities than we might think.”
“As a scientist you get trained to be a specialist, but in my role now I'm a generalist.”
“I wish I had been honest with myself earlier that I didn’t actually want to be a PI.”
How to find your footing as a Ph.D. shifting to a nonacademic career.
How a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics engineering changed course to pursue a federal policy career.
Hint: It also involves doing a lot of things you won’t love.
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How a Ph.D. in physiology decided to pursue a fund-raising career for a scientific society.
Seven scholars reflect on what they learned from their many brushes with defeat.
I was on the Metro riding away from the annual meeting of American Academy of Religion, and for once, I felt hopeful. I had a few conference interviews, but one particular interview went remarkably well. I was finally on the path to getting that tenure track job that I wanted so desperately. Everyone keep telling me that this wa...
They can do more than rely solely on alumni panels to talk about nonacademic career paths.
A former adjunct who is now on the administrative-career path ponders his new role within the university.
Six things not to do when you are not Thomas Edison or Elon Musk.
A Ph.D. wonders how to turn her background into a real career outside of academe.