Use these resources to help you prepare for a non-academic career.

Getting Mentally Prepared for the Search

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

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