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Jobs Outside Academia for PhD’S

Do you have a PhD and are now thinking about exploring non-academic career options? The key is being open to applying your skills, abilities and interests in a wide variety of positions and industries.
Here are resources to help!
Versatile PhD:  Take a look at the Versatile PhD  for information, resources and support. It  for is the oldest, largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for PhD in humanities, social science and STEM. Over 65,000 have joined this site. Login to:
  • Look at the PhD Career Pathfinder, to explore diverse career paths
  • View real resumes, cover letters and application documents used in the application process where PhD’s got the job
  • Join a supportive web-based community where you can dialogue with other “Versatile PhD’s”
What Are All The PhD’s?  This intriguing  Tumblr site founded by Nathan Vanderford shares PhD career profiles from a variety of disciplines and jobs.  It is an interesting way to learn about career paths outside of academia.
Federal Jobs: Check out! The government has plenty of available options across the US and around the world for PhD’s. Examples of the many departments and agencies that hire include the National Institute of Health, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. Click here for the governments PhD guide for more information.
The DU  Career Center is here to help you in exploring options outside academia! We will also work with you on your resume and interviewing skills. Schedule an appointment by calling 303.871.2150 or stopping by Driscoll South, Suite 30 (underneath the bookstore).

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