“I purchased the Campus Visit and Interview Intervention webinars and both certainly prepared me to provide concise, sophisticated answers. My campus visit went so well and it was the preparation, as you well know, that set me up for success.” ~ webinar participant
Leaving academia is about more than just revising your CV and identifying your transferable skills — it is a major life transition that can be thrilling and rejuvenating but also stressful. More than once, I have heard this transition described as an “identity crisis,” and I get it. I’ve been there. It’s a transformation of self, a shift into a whole new way of thinking about your life. This workshop will lead you through powerful but very accessible poses and movements to help you develop the strength, energy, confidence, and sense of purpose to move forward into this new phase of your life. I will also offer my own personal post-academic story as an example and describe how yoga and movement practices helped me through it. I hope you’ll join me for this moving transformation!
Bio: Isabel Gardett received her PhD in English in 2013 from the University of Utah. Since then, she has been working for health nonprofits, ranging from emergency medicine research to cancer advocacy. She recently realized a decades-long dream of starting her own yoga business. After practicing yoga since she was 20 years old, Isabel finally took the plunge and received her yoga teacher certification in 2019 and has been teaching private yoga students, group classes, and workshops since then. Her mission is to help people reconnect with their bodies and develop the strength, energy, and confidence to achieve courageous goals.
Have you considered transferring your skills from academia into a career as an academic developmental editor, copyeditor, or proofreader? Many current and former academics want to use their experience grading student work, serving as a journal editor, or publishing books and articles to help other authors improve their writing. While freelance editing allows you to retain some connection to your field, is flexible in terms of location and work hours, and has growth potential, newbies often struggle to set up a business, get clients, and, importantly, avoid the feast or famine of freelance life.
In this webinar, Dr. Cara Jordan, who grew her freelance editorial business into an agency called Flatpage, will teach you the nuts and bolts of setting up a successful academic editing business, including how to identify and capitalize on skillsets developed in the academy, find professional development and networking opportunities, build a client roster and healthy financial and legal structures, and market yourself and your business. You’ll finish this session knowing whether this field is for you and how to begin working as a professional editor.
Bio: Cara Jordan (she/her) received her PhD from the Art History Department at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and is currently president and chief editor at Flatpage, an editorial agency and publishing house. Flatpage offers freelance developmental and copy editing, proofreading, and specialized professional services (e.g., book proposals, job application support) for academics, authors, artists, nonprofits, and businesses. She is based in Washington, DC.
Tuesday July 19, 6 PM ET
Those working in academia have significant expertise in their field and could be impacting the lives of far more people than that which they can reach in the confines of the academy – not to mention, make a lot more money too.
In this 3rd workshop of 3, former University “Executive Director and Head of Campus”, Sarah Cordiner, will walk you through the most effective methods that she has used to build up a 7-figure business with over 150,000 students from 181 countries – that she runs from the spare bedroom of her rural Australian home.
In this 90min masterclass, you will learn:
- The importance of an email list, why you need to start building one now, and HOW to build an email list
- How to reach millions of people – for FREE
- Understanding organic marketing and how to use it to become a leading expert in your field of expertise – outside of the academy
- How to quickly start your own profitable blog
- How to publish a book on Amazon
- Sarah’s ‘7-Figure Marketing Blueprint’
Thursday July 28, 8:30 PM ET
This webinar will provide the science behind what is causing so much burnout in academia and the symptoms to look for in yourself and your colleagues. It explains how burnout is a systemic problem that requires systems level solutions. Dr Kerr is a public health behavior change scientist so she brings that science to the solutions at every level individual, interpersonal, and institutional. Importantly, if you are experiencing burnout now, she will give you key tips to start your recovery today.
Dr Jacqueline Kerr is a mom, behavior scientist and burnout survivor. She is in the top 1% of most cited scientists worldwide. Dr Kerr left her position as a public health professor in 2018 and now hosts the podcast ‘Overcoming Working Mom Burnout’ where she interviews researchers, diversity experts, and leadership coaches. She is on a mission to dismantle the causes of working mom burnout and her TEDx talk provides solutions that we can all use to change the social norms around burnout.
July 29, 6:30 ET