Versatile PhD Resources

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

Though most content is geared toward students and PhDs in humanities and social science, the site is expanding to include scientists, as well. Content currently available on the Versatile PhD website includes:

  • A thriving, supportive web-based community where students can participate in discussions, network with PhDs and ABDs outside the academy
  • Examples of successful resumes and cover letters that resulted in humanities and social science PhDs and ABDs getting their first post-academic positions
  • Compelling first-person narratives written by successful humanities and social science PhDs and ABDs who have gone on to non-academic careers, describing how their careers have developed after grad school and where they are today
  • Detail-rich Panel Discussions in which Versatile PhDs working in a given non-academic field describe their jobs and answer questions from grad students like you.  Past topics include Freelance Writing and Editing, Higher Education Consulting, Management Consulting, Federal Government and University Administration.

Students must use their NetID to access Versatile PhD's website. Versatile PHD "PhD Career Finder"