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The Versatile PhD: A Career Resource for Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Students

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For graduate students and postdocs in the humanities and social sciences
Are you unsure about your future in the tenure track? Are you considering a wider range of possible employment outcomes? The Versatile Ph.D. was developed to demystify non-academic Ph.D. careers in the humanities and social sciences, and help you identify professions seeking your highly valued, marketable skills.

The GradPathways Institute and the Internship and Career Center's are providing a free subscription to The Versatile PhD that gives you unlimited free access to all of its content and features. Once you REGISTER, you’ll be able to:                               


  • PhDs go many places.  The PhD Career Finder is an interactive tool that lists and describes non-academic careers for PhDs in your discipline, with suggestions for how to prepare - all from the PhD perspective. 
  • See Job listings appropriate for PhDs.  The VPhD Smart Jobs initiative, together with the Research Blog and Member job postings, is designed to empower PhDs, ABDs, and postdocs with new career ideas an opportunities.


  • Consult the Community - The threaded discussion boards are well-populated with qualified, helpful people, some at your stage and others farther along. The Versatile PhD community is special because of its richness of experience, compassionate tone, and privacy - nothing shows up in Google.
  • Network with Successful PhDs Nationwide - over 85,000 members across the U.S. and Canada constitute a rich resource for networking.  Use the searchable Membership Directory to identify possible contacts in employment sectors that interest you.


  • Take the Options 4 Success Career Exploration Course
  • Participate in Webinars and Ask Me Anything Events featuring a wide range of topics and careers
  • Read hiring success stories with real resumes and cover letters

To get started, REGISTER today.