‘From the doctorate. to Life: Getting and Doing Meaningful Work After You Graduate ‘Wednesday

University of Arkansas graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a presentation and Q&A with Jennifer Polk, founder of the successful career coaching website FromPhDtoLife.com. Join us on Zoom. This presentation, sponsored by the University of Arkansas Center for Humanities, was organized for graduate students in the humanities, arts, and social sciences to better prepare for a range of careers after graduate school.

The “From PhD to Life: Getting and Doing Meaningful Work After Your Graduate Degree” presentation and discussion will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, April 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Central Time.

Zoom meeting

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  • Access code: #PhD2Life

Direct all questions to Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis, associate director of the Center for Humanities at the University of Arkansas at [email protected] All attendees will be placed in a virtual waiting room until the presentation start time.

Jennifer Polk, Ph.D., is a career coach and PhD expert. career diversity. Since 2013, she has worked with graduate students and PhD holders based in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. His writings have appeared in University Affairs, Inside Higher Educationthe Chronicle of higher educationthe Globe and Mailand Academic matters. His University Affairs blog (2013-20), “From Doctorate to Life”, won three gold medals at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards. She has also contributed essays to three books: Moving Forward: Essays on the Consequences of Leaving Academia (2014), Reflections on University Life: Identities, Struggles, and Triumphs in Graduate Studies and Beyond (2017), and How to Get Your PhD: A Handbook for the Journey (2021). Polk was also an expert panelist for the Canadian Council of Academies’ 2021 report, Degrees of success, on the challenges PhD graduates face when transitioning into employment.

Polk was co-founder of “Beyond the Professoriate” from the company’s inception until her departure in January 2020. For several years, she also ran Self-Employed PhD, an online network of freelancers, consultants freelancers, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Polk is actively engaged in online conversations about PhD careers, especially on Twitter. follow her there @FromPhDtoLifeor interact with her on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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