Dear Graduate Student:
It is my pleasure to introduce you to The Versatile PhD (VPhD) – the largest online community dedicated to non-academic careers for PhD graduates in humanities, social sciences and STEM fields. As a UB graduate student, you are eligible to register for access to premium content on the VPhD website free of charge.
VPhD premium content includes authentic resumes and cover letters and inspiring bios of PhD graduates who have embarked on non-academic career paths, job listings, information on a wide variety of possible careers, and community discussion forums.
VPhD Career Panel Discussions offer detailed inside information on a wide range of specific PhD-friendly careers. Panelists are PhD or ABD and currently employed in the career being discussed. The discussions happen online over a five-day work week; because it is asynchronous, you can participate at any time. VPhD members may post questions and interact with the panelists through the end of the week on Friday.
Spring 2017 Career Panel Discussions
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.
– An earth scientist with a long successful career at the USGS and the USDA
– A behavioral ecologist who is now a Wildlife Biologist at the US Fish & Wildlife Service
– A hydrologist working at a hydrology consulting firm
– An environmental conservationist working at a geographical software firm
– A forestry/natural resource scientist working for a major urban parks & recreation agency
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 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.
To get started, log in to the University at Buffalo’s VPhD portal and create your member account.
The Graduate School is pleased to provide this service in collaboration with Career Services, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and University Libraries.
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