I Had to Take a Sabbatical to Find Direction in My Career

For Sabriya Stukes, graduating with her PhD should’ve been a happy day. She’d wanted to be a scientist since she was a kid. But she felt lost and her mental health at work took a hit. Here's her career journey and how she took a sabbatical to figure out her path.

3 Things Every PhD Needs to Know About Getting a Job Outside Academia

OK, so you’re a PhD candidate who’s suddenly realized they don’t want to work in academia—and thinking about making the switch into a completely new role is giving you the sweats. Don't worry! Here's what you should know to change careers.

The Simple Way to Translate Your Skills From Your PhD to a Non-academic Job

Fact: Figuring out how to talk to non-academic audiences about the skills you’ve gained through your PhD program is tough. But you do have a lot of skills through earning a PhD, and now it’s time to figure out what they are and how to present them to a hiring manager.

9 Great Resources That Help PhD Students Transition Into the Workforce

Fewer than one in 200 PhD graduates become professors—and most will spend upwards of a decade in temporary postdoc positions. Want career alternatives? These nine websites should help you do your research, explore different paths, and learn from others in the same position as you.

Since Graduating, I’ve Held Multiple Jobs at Once (Including Being a Genealogist!)

Amanda Leslie, who now works in higher ed, always had more than one job at a time. Here's her career story (and how she ended up where she is today).