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Three More Amazing Non-Academic PhD Careers

This is a follow-up to the first post on great PhD careers: “3 Amazing and Well-Paying Career Paths for PhDs.“ PhD-holders often have no idea what they can do in the “real world.” Usually their list of post-Phd careers is something like: Librarian, University Administration,

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PhD work
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I answer 7 questions about post-PhD work

Last night, I put a call out on Twitter for people’s top questions about post-PhD work (specifically non-academic). I got some really good questions about post-PhD work, and I’ll try to answer them here. For a few of them, I’ve rephrased the question. I hope

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careers with travel
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4 PhD Careers With Travel Involved

On a cold December morning, I was in the back of a taxi on the way to Schoenefeld Airport in Berlin. The sun hadn’t yet risen over the red roofs. We were on our way to London for Christmas. My kids had gone back to

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6 Mistakes PhDs Make When They Network

I sat in on a how-to-get a job seminar in the second year of my PhD that stressed the importance of networking for non-academic careers. I nodded and took notes. The instructor looked us in the eye and said, “Don’t wait until you’re done. Start

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