The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

3/22- The Academic’s Guide to the Alt-Ac Job Search

The Academic’s Guide to the Alt-Ac Job Search

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Virtual Zoom Event


The alt-ac job search is often unfamiliar terrain for those coming from several years in academia. Job seekers need to learn a new set of norms while figuring out how to translate skills they developed in grad school. This workshop will help you reframe how you see the job search, providing you with tips so that you can start to plan for some common aspects of the job search, including background research, networking, and leveraging your grad school experience. This webinar is designed for those who are starting their exploration of the alt-ac job search.


This workshop will cover:

  • Expectations involved in the application process, from applying to job ads to interviews.
  • How, when, and who to ask for help in your job search process.
  • How to present your skills and experience in ways that make sense to employers.