Our PhD Career Panel discussions are like a combination of an AMA and an informational interview. They take place in our forums, so it all happens online and in writing.
On the Monday when a panel starts, the panelists introduce themselves in the forum. They are all PhDs (or ABD) and currently employed in the career being discussed. VPhD members can post questions and interact with them through the end of the week on Friday.
PhD Career Panel discussions are open to all Versatile PhD members. Join Versatile PhD now if you haven’t already.
When a panel discussion is running, you can find it in the appropriate forum. Look for threads beginning with the word “Panel.”
Topics and dates for 2016-2017
PhD Careers in Language Translation
September 19-23, 2016
Humanities and Social Science PhDs with strong fluency in two languages can find satisfying work as translators. Either employed by an organization or as freelancers, PhDs translate a wide variety of documents. If you are fluent in any two languages, you can probably be a translator.
PhD Careers in Medical Writing
October 17-21, 2016
STEM PhDs, particularly in life sciences, can make a difference as medical writers, crafting documents that convey research results, product uses, and other medical information clearly and effectively. Clarity in the medical industry has never been more important, and PhDs are well-equipped to provide it.
PhD Careers in Cultural Resource Management
November 14-18, 2016
Humanities and Social Science PhDs can find interesting careers in Cultural Resource Management, or CRM – the identification and preservation of culturally important sites and resources. PhDs in history, archeology, anthropology, art history and more have made marks in this field.
PhD Careers in Conservation
February 6-10, 2017
STEM PhDs can make a positive impact on the planet by working in Conservation – the protection and preservation of biodiversity, the environment, and natural resources toward sustainable use for future generations.
PhD Careers in Think Tanks – Humanities/Social Science Edition
March 6-10, 2017
Humanities and Social Science PhDs can positively impact society by working in think tanks, non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.
PhD Careers in Think Tanks – STEM edition
April 3-7, 2017
STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in think tanks, non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.