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Versatile PhD 2015 Panels

Modified: January 5, 2015

TGS is pleased to announce the 2015 Versatile PhD online panel discussion series. The Versatile PhD is a web-based resource dedicated to helping graduate students envision, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers.

Students must log in with their NetID to access Versatile's "PhD Career Finder."

2015 Panel Discussions

Careers in Technology for Humanities and Social Science PhDs (January 26-30; H/SS forum)
Let's kill the cliché that humanists and social scientists don't or can't have careers in technology. This panel discussion will present a good group of H/SS PhDs who have bootstrapped their way into technology careers, and now play diverse technology-centered roles in a wide variety of organizations.  

Careers in Informal Science Education (February 23-27; STEM forum)
Museums and other nonprofits (nature preserves, zoos, etc.) are key sites where science education takes place. Many STEM PhDs have entered this stimulating and rewarding field. The February panel will showcase a nice group of them doing informal science ed in a variety of settings. 

Careers in Marketing for STEM PhDs (June 8-12; STEM forum)
Products and services that have science at their core need to be marketed with the help of scientists to make sure the science is right and the best possible story is being told. This discussion will feature STEM PhDs who have gone into Marketing, using their science knowledge to help educate customers truthfully about products and services that are science-based.

About Versatile PhD
The Versatile PhD is a web-based resource that The Graduate School (TGS) students can use anytime, from any computer, confidentially. TGS purchased a subscription through which students may access Versatile PhD's "PhD Career Finder."

Content currently available on the Versatile PhD website includes networking opportunities with PhDs outside the academy; examples of successful resumes and cover letters; first-person narratives written by PhDs in non-academic careers; and panel discussions, including Q&A’s, with PhDs who have found success in non-academic careers.

Funding and Career Development