Ask Me Anything (AMA) + Live Events

Versatile PhD’s 2018-19 event schedule will consist of a live Webinar Series with PhD career experts across a range of innovative topics.  All webinars will be followed by extended, asynchronous Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions on our Discussion Forum.  Webinars will be recorded and accessible for a limited period of time after the event.  AMA sessions will remain on our site indefinitely, allowing time for a wide range of questions, answers, and follow-up by anyone.

As with all VPhD events, our AMAs are free and open to any VPhD member. Join Versatile PhD now if you haven’t already.

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– Check the forum every so often. If you stay signed in, just refresh the page.
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NEXT LIVE EVENT:  Webinar on Post-PhD Financial Success


November 29, 2018 (11am PST/ 2pm EST)

Emily Roberts, PhD (Founder, Personal Finance for PhDs)

Topic: “Post-PhD Financial Success: How to Prepare for and Navigate Your Transition”

Start your next job on the right foot by successfully navigating your financial transition out of your PhD training. This webinar will be your roadmap! We’ll discuss everything from moving expenses to higher taxes to your possible new financial priorities like student loan repayment, retirement savings, and buying a home. You’ll leave the webinar with a list of concrete action steps to take and pitfalls to avoid whether you’ve just accepted a job offer or are still a year or more away from looking for a job.

This FREE webinar is presented by Dr. Emily Roberts, the founder of Personal Finance for PhDs.



Past AMAs

Drs. Thi Nguyen (Washington U) and Fatimah Williams (Beyond the Tenure Track)

Desney Tan (Microsoft Health)

Peter Fiske (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Joseph Barber (Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania) and Jenny Furlong (CUNY Graduate Center Office of Career Planning and Professional Development)

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