Helping Students Explore and Prepare for Diverse Careers

Alford, Robert, “How senior academics can help Ph.D.s find more jobs outside higher ed in light of the pandemic (opinion),” Inside Higher Ed  (May 2020)

"Career Diversity Is a Process, Not an Identity," Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa  (October 2020)

Cassuto, Leonard, "Can You Train Your Ph.D.s for Diverse Careers When You Don’t Have One?" Chronicle of Higher Education  (August 2018)

Dalgleish, Melissa, “Supporting Your Supervisees in Career Exploration,” Inside Higher Ed  (February 2019)

Duckles, Beth M., “What Departments Can Do to Support Post-Ac PhD Students, Part 1” and “What Departments Can Do to Support Post-Ac PhD Students, Part 2,” Medium  (July 2018)

Lay, Jenna, “Job Market Advice – for Faculty,” Chronicle of Higher Education  (October 2015)

Machulak, Erica, "Professionalizing Ph.D.s by Honoring Skills They Already Have," Inside Higher Ed  (September 2020)

Marcus, Sharon, “Scenes from the Life of a Graduate Advisor,” Chronicle of Higher Education  (September 2015)

Sablan, Jaye and Bill Mahoney, "Reframing the Individual Development Plan," Inside Higher Ed  (January 2022)

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National Association Resources

Below are noncurricular resources, curated by and for specific disciplines, that can assist faculty in providing broad and timely career development support for students and program alumni:

Additional Career Resources

Inclusive Language

Cassuto, Leonard, "What Do You Mean, 'Job'?Chronicle of Higher Education  (August 2017)

Inclusive Language to Talk About Humanities Careers,” pages 7-8 in Promising Practices in Humanities PhD Professional Development, Council of Graduate Schools  (September 2017)

Paulas, John, “To a Revolutionary Degree: Power to the PhDs,Public Seminar  (December 2017)

"Shaping New Narratives about PhD Careers: A Communications Resource to Advocate for Career Diversity," PhD Career Pathways, Council of Graduate Schools  (2020)

Shereda, Gina, “‘Academic’ Means More Than Tenure Track,” Inside HigherEd  (April 2020)