Overcoming the Identity Crisis: An Interview with the Author of Leaving Academia

The PhD Pathways Series from Versatile PhD provides an “outside the academy” perspective on career preparation and opportunities across a range of skills, trends and industries. This webinar from December 2020 is available to view now, and be sure to check out the rest of Versatile PhD’s resources.

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Chris Caterine earned his PhD and spent the first years of his career as a professor of classics before leaving the professoriate to work as a corporate proposal writer and communications strategist. Since then, he has spent his evenings advising others on how to change careers — and recently published “Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide” with Princeton University Press.In this interview, Chris will discuss his book, the emotional challenges of giving up on a vocation, and strategies to help you figure out who you’ll be if you cease to be an academic.

Presented by Chris Caterine, PhD. Author, Leaving Academia

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