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versatile phd

Visit The Versatile PhD, a great new resource for PhD students and alumni interested in exploring non-academic careers!

The Versatile PhD is a Web-based resource that you can access 24/7. It is convenient and completely confidential.

Only registered members may read or post, and you are in control of your profile. The services include:

  • a thriving and supportive Web-based community, allowing you to participate in discussions and network with actual "Versatile PhDs" (PhDs and ABDs outside the academy);
  • a collection of compelling first-person narratives written by PhDs, describing how they established their non-academic careers;
  • successful CV-to-resume conversions that resulted in a PhD or ABD in humanities or social science getting hired into his or her first non-academic position; and
  • archived panel discussions where PhDs working in a given non-academic field describe their jobs and answer questions from members.

Access DU's Premium Content

The special "PhD Career Finder" area is only available if you access the Versatile PhD through Pioneer Careers. Just follow these steps:

  • Log in to Pioneer Careers.
  • Scroll down to click the Versatile PhD logo.
  • Register. Versatile PhD will recognize you as a DU student or alumni, and you will automatically have access to premium content.
  • After completing this one-time registration process, you will be able to access all areas of Versatile PhD by simply logging in through its site.