This guide points you to resources and ebooks that can help you find the right career in or out of academia, navigate grad school, and achieve writing goals. Its intended audience is graduate students in humanities and social sciences at UIC, but it also has resources for faculty and advisors who work with graduate students.
Work Your Career shows PhD students how to use the unique opportunities of doctoral programs to build successful career outcomes. The authors encourage students to consider both academic and non-academic career options from the outset, and to prepare for both concurrently.
"So What Are You Going to Do with That?" covers topics ranging from career counseling to interview etiquette to how to translate skills learned in the academy into terms an employer can understand and appreciate.
Focusing on the range of potential alternative career choices, this highly practical book offers tools and prompts for readers who are considering whether to choose an alt-ac career path or seeking specific alt-ac positions.
For those leaving academia, or wanting out, or finding themselves adrift, this book offers hope, advice, and a bracing look at how others facing the same quandary have made careers outside of the academy work.
Out of the University of Michigan, the Humanities PhD Project supports doctoral students and faculty in the humanities as they imagine, plan for, and pursue multiple career paths as humanists in the world, in the academy and beyond.