careers outside academia Archive

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    Professional Development: Building a Career Outside of Academia

    By Rachel Burstein Rachel Burstein is a PhD candidate in History at the CUNY Graduate Center.  Her dissertation examines the public relations strategies of labor unions from 1947-1959.  She also is a researcher at the New America Foundation’s California Civic Innovation Project.  Rachel’s email is rachel.ann.burstein@gmail.com. […]

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  • Professional Development: CUNY-GC Premium Access to Versatile PhD

    Professional Development: CUNY-GC Premium Access to Versatile PhD

    The Graduate Center subscribes to Versatile PhD, a website that offers information for graduate students and alumni about how to build a career outside of academia.  As a subscribing institution, we now have premium access to: • Hiring Success Stories –authentic resumes and cover letters […]

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    Professional Development: Chronicle Piece on Careers Outside Academic for History PhDs

    From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Far from the stereotype of the Ph.D. baristas at Starbucks, career-outcome data (see charts for each of the four institutions here) shows that history Ph.D.’s are thriving in a versatile range of careers. If we remove those who are deceased (2 percent) and […]

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