As the academic job market gets tighter and tighter, more PhDs are considering alternate options. Here are some great places to start.
Talk to people who have already navigated the move to careers outside academia.
(here is how to use LinkedIn if you aren't already)
- 10 Tips for Developing an Alternate Career While in Graduate School (Psychology Today)
- Survey Finds Decline in Attractiveness of Academic Jobs to Science Doctoral Students (Inside Higher Ed)
- Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers (pdf booklet)
Science Careers - Academia or Industry: Finding the Fit (Science magazine)