Ivory Towers in the Rearview Mirror: Dr. Samantha Snively

Today we are pleased to feature Dr. Samantha Snively. I’m a writer in the UC Davis Development and Alumni Relations office. I write customized philanthropic proposals to individual donors giving above $1m as well as executive communications and university-priority messaging, … Continue reading

Ivory Tower in The Rearview Mirror: Dr. Rachel Horak

We continue with our new column, featuring interviews with PhDs who have charted a course unrelated to the tenure track, putting academia squarely in the rearview mirror. Our hope is that seeing and hearing from a wide range of PhDs … Continue reading

Ivory Tower In the Rear-View Mirror — Dr. Henry Ngo

We continue with our new column, “Ivory Towers In The Rearview Mirror,” featuring interviews with PhDs who have charted a course unrelated to the tenure track, putting academia squarely in the rearview mirror. Our hope is that seeing and hearing … Continue reading

Book Coaching: Nurturing Ideas and the Writers Who Bring Them to Life [Real-Ac/Post-Ac Guest Post]

By Jennie Nash Jennie Nash is the founder and CEO of Author Accelerator, a company on a mission to help writers write books worth reading by training book coaches to support them through the entire creative process. She is also … Continue reading

How to Prepare for a #RealAc Career Shift to Academic Editing – Guest Post

By Laura Portwood-Stacer, Ph.D. Laura Portwood-Stacer runs Manuscript Works, an editing and consulting business whose mission is to help academic authors achieve clarity and confidence in their published work. I invited her to submit this post. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you’re a … Continue reading

On Being a Grad School Quitter, Part II – Guest Post by Adrienne Posner

Adrienne Posner quit grad school cold turkey in 2015 mid-dissertation and now works at Google as a Program Manager for various educational initiatives.  She received her BA in Art History from UCSC and an MA in Art History from UCLA, … Continue reading

How I Transitioned From the Ph.D. To Secondary Education – by Dr. Rebecca Simon

Dr. Rebecca Simon got in touch to share her story of transitioning from the Ph.D. and academic job search to secondary education teaching.  I’m delighted to share a long excerpt from her own blog post here, and encourage you to … Continue reading