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The Versatile PhDa career resource for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and advanced degree alumni in humanities, social science and STEM disciplines looking for diverse career paths outside of the professoriate.

Thinking about next steps in your career? Interested in exploring non-academic career options? Take a look at Versatile PhD for information, resources and support. The Versatile PhD is a resource that is especially for graduate students who want to know more about non-academic career options and how to pursue them.
Login to The Versatile PhD site to:


  • Look at the PhD Career Pathfinder, to explore diverse career paths for PhDs 
  • View real resumes, cover letters and application documents used in the application process, where PhDs "got the job"
  • Join a supportive web-based community where you can dialogue with "Versatile PhDs" in and outside the academy
  • Completely confidential.  No one at any university will know you are using this website unless you tell them.  Not your advisor, not your peers, nor anyone else will be aware of your use unless you disclose it or make it obvious with your public name, etc.

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