Following up on PhD Skill Arbitrage, here's some things I read while thinking about that post. From academia to industry: a short guide at the NatureJobs blog Transferable skills: Helping PhDs and postdocs find careers also at the NatureJobs blog Transferable skills: Keys for standing out from the crowd again, at NatureJobs (Gee, you’d think …
This is not a how-to.
Academia runs on free labour, all the way up the hierarchy. If the academic gift economy – whereby we offer each other intangibles and are tied to each other through vague debts of gratitude – should be phased out entirely, the result would be a disaster for the development of knowledge. via @thesiswhisperer
Last week I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Professor Geraldine Fitzpatrick on the Changing Academic Life podcast.
Looking back, it's the contrasting rhythyms that did me in.
I've been to presentations like this (via Anne)
I’m leaving academia. I’ve been employed as an academic since 2006 and I’ve been “in” academia since I started my PhD in 2002. I’ve got a job with a consulting firm. I’ll start in two weeks, part-time until the end of semester so I can finish my undergrad teaching commitments I’m leaving because I didn’t …