Christopher CaterineJan 14, 2021
How to Leave Academia and Find a Good Job
A Discussion with Christopher Caterine
New Books Network 2020
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In this episode you’ll hear about: why there aren’t enough jobs in academia for the number of PhDs who want them, what a “tenure-trap” is, why you might be happier in a job outside academia, and discussion of the book Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide.
Our guest is: Dr. Christopher Caterine. He is a communications strategist, writer, and career coach. Since leaving academia, he has helped many graduate students and scholars find satisfying work in new arenas.
Your host is: Dr. Christina Gessler, a historian of women, gender, and sexuality. She reinterprets the historical narrative in both traditional and creative forms. She supports her work-life balance with long walks and her love of photography, which you can find here.
Listeners to this episode might be interested in:
- Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide by Christopher Caterine
- Succeeding Outside the Academy by Kelly Baker
- So What Are You Going to Do with That? by Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius
- The Graduate School Mess by Lenny Cassuto
- Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers