Versatile PhD members currently working in business have told us that they think many PhDs tend to write off the business world too quickly. If true, that’s too bad, since more and more employers understand the unique characteristics of PhDs from many disciplines, including the humanities and the social sciences. That’s what we heard recently at a major conference (the Council of Graduate Schools), both from PhDs at major companies and from the graduate deans in the audience:
— Laura Dominguez Chan (@lauradchan) December 4, 2015
— Karen DePauw (@kpdepauw) December 4, 2015
Industry seeks to build great teams not teams of great people #CGS55
— Steve Matson (@MatsonSteve) December 4, 2015
Join us January 25-29 in the Humanities/Social Science Forum for a panel discussion of “Careers in Business for Humanities and Social Science PhDs.” Several humanities or social science PhDs currently making an impact in some of those particularly interesting roles – such as Communications, Sales Strategy, Learning & Development, and Business Development – will join us for the entire week to answer your questions. They work in a wide variety of large businesses; some are relatively new to business while others have been advancing for a long time. All are satisfied by their careers and look forward to telling their stories and answering your questions.
Panelists will introduce themselves Monday, January 25 and will answer your questions for the rest of the week through Friday, January 29.
To participate, join VPhD if you haven’t already, then visit the Humanities/Social Science forum any time that week. Look for threads beginning with the word “Panel.” No special registration or sign-up for the panel discussion is required beyond simply joining the Versatile PhD community. Joining automatically gets you access to the discussion forum and the panel.
You can follow the discussion by email if you wish: once signed in, go to MyVPhD > Notifications. All the choices are there for you: weekly digest, daily digest, or per post (every post sent to your inbox).
Anyone may join VPhD for free and enjoy this great web-based discussion. Invite friends!