Prepping for an Altac/Postac Career in Grad School
Is it possible to use graduate school to train for an alternative academic (altac) or non-academic (postac) career? University departments usually provide professional training for tenure-track careers, but few end up in those positions. So what about the majority of grad students who are building other lives? In this free webinar, we’ll cover how grad students can use their experiences in graduate school to develop the skills, networks, and vision needed to build diverse careers beyond the tenure track.
Dr. Jennifer Polk (Beyond the Professoriate, From PhD to Life) will share how she trains clients to think expansively about their goals and expertise, as well as transition out of the academy.
Dr. Alexandra Sastre (Ideas on Fire) will discuss how she developed the skills, experience, and networks she uses everyday in her postac career during her time in graduate school.
If you are currently training for an altac or postac career, you’re becoming curious about what careers are out there, or you work with students doing either we invite you to come learn about how grad students can harness their grad school training to build diverse and meaningful lives beyond the tenure track.
And check out our other events on topics like Early Dissertation Planning, Podcasting and Public Intellectualism, Crafting a Kick-Ass Book Proposal, Working Well with Advisors, and Work/Life Balance in the Context of Power.
Hope to see you there!