Versatile PhD

Versatile PhD is an online resource to help humanities, social science, and STEM PhDs identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers.

NOTE: First-time users will need to register an account on Versatile PhD. After your account is activated, you will have free access to premium content with your Versatile PhD login for one year. Get started.

With Versatile PhD, you’ll have access to:

  • HIRED: Authentic resumes and cover letters that got real PhDs their first jobs away from the faculty track, with detailed analysis that (a) describes how they made the non-academic pivot and (b) shows the application and hiring process step by step.
  • BIOS: 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 accomplishments.
  • PANELS: Detailed, insider information on a wide range of PhD‐friendly careers from PhDs in those careers, along with answers to real student questions.
  • PLUS: Explore discussion forums, search job listings, and learn more about local meetup groups.

PhD Career Finder: Available Fields

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PhD Career Finder: Field Details

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