Researching Options

Researching in Print

Getting Mentally Prepared for the Search

When Dreams Collide by Christine Kelly

Non-Academic Job Search Books

  • Basalla, Susan and Maggie Debelius, So What Are You Going to Do With That?: A Guide to Career-Changing for M.A.'s and Ph.D.'s. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2001
  • Newhouse, Margaret, Outside the Ivory Tower: A Guide for Academics Considering Alternative Careers. Cambridge: Harvard College, 1991
  • Fiske, Peter S., Put Your Science to Work: The Take Charge Career Guide for Scientists. Washington, D.C.: AGU, 2001
  • Robbins-Roth, Cynthia, Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower. Burlington, MA.: Elservier Academic Press, 2006
  • Cryer, Shelly, The Non Profits Career Guide. Burlington, MA.: Fieldstone Alliance, St. Paul MN., 2008
  • Feibleman, P.J., A Ph.D. is not Enough! Reading MA: Addison-Wesley, 1993
  • Fiske, Peter S., To Boldly Go: A Practical Career Guide for Scientists. Washington, D.C.: AGU, 1996
  • Schiebelbein, Joan, Putting Tour Graduate Degree to Work., University of Alberta Press, 2001

Researching Online

Search the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Beyond the Ivory Tower and Career Advice columns for articles about Ph.D.'s in non-academic jobs

Industry-Specific Sites

Industry Specific Sites
Art History Art History Career Options
Consulting Syracuse University
Government Careers Federal Careers
Humanities, Arts, Social Science, Education
K-12 Education www.teachcalifornia.org
Psychology www.apa.org/science/nonacad_careers.html
Public Relations aboutpublicrelations.net/jobsinpr.htm
Science, Math, Engineering, Computer Science
Writing www.poewar.com/glossary-of-writing-careers/