You’re not alone.
Holy crap, there’s a lot of us. Meet your new internet-friends. You’ll like them. Think you’d fit in? Drop me a line, I’ll add your site to the list.
- Versatile PhD.
Forums! Real people! Being helpful and inspirational and nice!
- The Professor is In
Ex-academic and current career consultant Karen L. Kelsky, Ph.D. serves up the most refreshing pragmatism you’ve had in years.
- Sell Out Your Soul
“A few years ago, I left academia, struggled a bit, and now I am happy with a new career. This blog will show you how I did this, and help you find meaning and success after grad school.“
- 100 Reasons
…not to go to graduate school. ‘Nuff said.
- Worst Prof Ever
“The hijinks of a former professor attempting to navigate the exciting (and confusing) world of business and technology with the most powerful form of communication there is: humor.”
- Escape The Ivory Tower
“Because I had the experience of being in and then leaving academia, I’m passionate about helping people negotiate that transition with support, with hope, and even with grace”
- mama nervosa
“Two overeducated, feminist Moms who talk about Big Things (life; identity; raising empowered daughters) and Little Things (books, pop culture, quotidian joys) in voices that are real and unvarnished.”
- Alternative PhD
“If you are a graduate student considering nontraditional career paths either within or outside of academia, you are among friends.”
“We’re aiming to help people – starting with ourselves – figure out how to use and adapt skills to do things for which they might not have been initially intended.”
- Another Academic Bites the Dust
“I’m at the finishing stages of a Ph.D. in English. I have only vague fantasies about what I will do instead, and part of this will be about sharing the process of turning those into something more concrete.”
- From Grad School to Happiness
“After a few years of growing dissatisfaction with grad school, I have happily decided to make the move I’ve wanted to make for a long time … I’m leaving academia.”
- Academic Cog.
“Every morning, when she remembers, Sisyphus pushes a giant dissertation chapter up a hill. At the end of the day it rolls back down and she has to start over.”
- Unemployed PhD for hire
“a former (?) academic who is wondering what next to do in my life.”
- On The Fence
“I’ve accepted a tenure-track position and put all thoughts of alternate careers aside–for now. But I’m sill not convinced this is a happily ever story or that I’ve achieved the dream or whatever.”
- A Post Academic in NYC
“Finished my PhD in English in 2010. Now I’m trying to get a life, post-academic style.”