Academia and the World Beyond

Academia and the World Beyond is now two volumes!

A common question posed to PhD students from friends and family is, “What will you do after?” But many students are too focused on the PhD itself and have not yet had a chance to sufficiently think about post-PhD life.

These two volumes comprise interviews with 53 people in post-PhD career paths. Volume 1 includes 22 interviews, a mix of individuals in academic and non-academic positions. Volume 2 has 31 interviewees, all in non-academic roles and more fully exploring the range of career paths outside of academia where a PhD is useful–many still work in roles that are part of the broader academic community, though not all.