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

They’re Not Quitting! Reclaiming a Genre – a #Postac Guest Post

KK:  I encountered Ian Saxine’s writing on Facebook and invited him to submit a guest post.  I am delighted that he has.  I encourage you to read and share this. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ by Ian Saxine, Ph.D. Ian Saxine is a Visiting … Continue reading

Profs and Pints: My Post-Ac Business In Academic Pub Talks – Guest Post

By Peter Schmidt Peter’s Bio:  In addition to being the CEO of Profs and Pints, Peter Schmidt is a freelance writer and consultant and is working part-time as a Senior Fellow for the Georgetown University Center on Education and the … Continue reading

Leaving Academia: The Trauma of Identity Loss – A #Postac Guest Post

by Lisa Munro, PhD Lisa’s Bio:  I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2015 with a PhD in Latin American history. I’ve got a long list of non-academic jobs, including being a Peace Corps volunteer (Guatemala, 2004-2006), a veterinary … Continue reading

Claiming Your “Body of Work” – #Postac Post by Karen Cardozo

by Karen Cardozo My philosophy of “careering” through life rather than settling on “a” career has been informed not only by years of academic contingency combined with a personality type that thrives on change, but also by my work with … Continue reading

Careering Toward Authenticity – #Postac Post by Karen Cardozo

by Karen Cardozo Here is a sentence I never thought I’d say: I was tenured and promoted (in April 2017, to Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts). Now, here is another I never imagined … Continue reading