Using Your Dissertation to Build a Career Beyond Academia

Using Your Dissertation to Build a Career Beyond Academia

September 11, 2017

I’m teaching a webinar for Beyond the Professoriate on how to write a dissertation when you know you don’t want a faculty career. Yes it’s possible!

Using Your Dissertation to Build a Career Beyond Academia

Dissertation committees, advisors, and fellow grad students have tons of great advice for you on how to write a dissertation. But almost all of that advice presumes that you’ll be pursuing a professorial career and treats the dissertation as training for it. Is there a way to write a dissertation that can help prepare you for a career as a nonprofit director, academic editor, policy maker, entrepreneur, or something else? Absolutely.

Ideas on Fire has teamed up with Beyond the Professoriate to teach you how to use your dissertation to build a non-academic career.

In this webinar, Ideas on Fire CEO Dr. Cathy Hannabach will cover how to use your dissertation structure and topic to learn concrete skills relevant to careers beyond the academy, build the networks you need for your non-faculty career, and navigate the sometimes fraught position of being a PhD student who is actively seeking a non-academic career.

Register now to join us live on Tues., September 26, 12–1 pm EST or to watch the video anytime

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