Curious about the different ways you can use your graduate degree?
The Office of Graduate Studies is here to help you explore all the job opportunities that are available to you with your graduate degree. As a student at UT Arlington you now have access to premium content on The Versatile PhD, an online resource to help humanities, social science, and STEM PhD’s identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers. Even though the name of the website is The Versatile PhD, this resource is valuable to anyone in graduate school. It’s a useful tool to plan your career and get helpful advice from people who have used their graduate degrees to obtain careers outside the academy. This supportive online community is available to answer your questions in addition to many other valuable resources that are on the website. The Versatile PhD offers:
- HIRED: Authentic 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 grad student questions. The first panel will be the week of September 22 through September 29, 2014. The panel will discuss careers in consulting for both humanities and STEM PhD’s.
The Versatile PhD also offers PhD discussion forums, local meetup groups, and job listings posted by members.
Worried that someone might find out you visited Versatile PhD? There is complete confidentiality on the site. That means nothing you write on the site will ever show up on the internet. Plus you can select your own user name, which means you can choose the level of anonymity that you want. Click here to register for The Versatile PhD and start planning your future today!