NDSU Graduate School now offers a new resource for graduate students in their career searches. The Versatile PhD website helps graduate students identify and prepare for non-academic careers. The site is mainly for humanities and social science graduate students, but may benefit others as well.
Join a Supportive Community!
- Discover you are not alone
- Make friends and get moral support
- Identify your transferable skills
- Learn about interesting alternative careers for PhDs
- Meet PhDs who left the academy and survived
- Get great advice from experienced people
Learn from the Premium Content!
- Detailed information about PhD-friendly careers
- Actual resumes and cover letters that resulted in a PhD or ABD getting his or her first post-academic job
- Your words will not show up in Google searches
- You control your profile
- Community members protect each otherís privacy
- No one at your university will know you are using the service
Create a Versatile PhD Account
To create a Versatile PhD account, register for basic membership at www.versatilephd.com. Registering allows you to join the community. Once you have registered, you may access the Premium Content here: https://apps.ndsu.edu/vphd. Your NDSU Net ID is required to access Premium Content.
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