Upcoming PhD Career Panel Discussions

 

Our PhD Career Panel discussions are like a combination of an AMA and an informational interview. They take place in our discussion forums, so it all happens online and in writing. Each discussion takes a five-day work week; because it is asynchronous, you can participate anytime during the week.

On the Monday when a panel starts, panelists introduce themselves in the appropriate forum (Humanities/Social Science or STEM). All panelists are PhD or ABD and currently employed in the career being discussed. VPhD members may post questions and interact with the panelists 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. It’s free and will not result in spam.

When a panel discussion is running, you can find it in the appropriate forum. Look in that forum for topics beginning with the word “Panel.” Good idea to read previous questions and answers before asking your own. There is no such thing as a stupid question.

 

FUTURE PANELS FOR 2016-17 ACADEMIC YEAR

PhD Careers in Medical Writing
October 17-21, 2016
STEM forum

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/Social Science forum

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 forum

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/Social Science forum

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 forum

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.