Alternative Academic (Alt-Ac) Success Stories
Considering a career path outside of higher education?
Across the US & Canada, there's a growing interest in alternative careers for academics ("Alt-Ac") outside of higher education.
In addition to exploring position titles across job sectors, it's highly motivating to learn from PhD holders who have secured jobs business, government, various industries, the nonprofit sector, and those who have launched entrepreneurial endeavors.
Be sure to visit sites, read blogs, participate in chats, monitor social media, attend online meetings and join networks via LinkedIn.
PhD Transition Folks to Follow on Twitter
@cheekyscience (Isaiah Hankel) @FatimahPhD (FatimaWiliamsCastro)
@lifeafterthephd (Laura Godsoe) @GradSquare (Marco Altamirano)
(Connected Academics) @PhDtoLife (Jennifer Polk)
@BeyondAcademia (Berkeley PhD's) @VersatilePhd (Paula Chambers/DavidLaCroix)
@MyScienceCareer (Science Mag)
Twitter Conversations (Hashtags)
#altac #withaphd #postac #nonac #leavingacademia #phdchat #beyondprof
Read/Watch Success Stories
Cheeky Scientist Success videos
PhD's at Work "Week in the Life" blog.
AAAS Careers American Association for the Advancement of Science. Develop your career in science. AAAS offers tools and tips, job market information, and a supportive online community.
Connected Academics Preparing Doctoral Students of Language & Literatures for a Variety of Careers
From PhD to Life/Resources Free downloads, books, sites, podcasts, webcasts & other resources
Grad Square Free blogs, podcasts & resources. Other portions of site by subscription only.
Versatile PhD Career Finder Brief descriptions of career paths for Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM. Other portions of site by subscription only.