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Versatile PhD Available to TGS Students

Modified: August 10, 2015

Concerned about the academic job market? Thinking about non-academic careers? We subscribe to a resource that demystifies non-academic careers and reveals many professions that can utilize the skills you are developing in graduate school: Versatile PhD. Click here to get started: http://vphd.info/go_Northwestern

Once you reach the Versatile PhD login page, create a VPhD member account if it's your first time. If you already have an account, sign in as usual.

Once you reach Versatile PhD, visit the PhD Career Finder to see:

- RESUME: Real resumes and cover letters that got real PhDs their first jobs away from the faculty track, with detailed analysis that describes how they made the non-academic pivot and shows the application and hiring process step by step

- BIO: Inspiring first‐person stories by experienced non-academic PhDs describing how their careers evolved over several years after moving out of the academy, including promotions, advancement, and signature accomplishments

- PANEL: Detailed inside information on a wide range of specific PhD‐friendly careers provided by PhDs in those careers, along with their answers to questions from members like you

Then explore the Versatile PhD discussion forums, learn more about local meetup groups, and search job listings - all from the main menu.

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